David Douglas Duncan, Picasso et céramique (oiseau)[Picasso and ceramic (bird)], 1957, Villa La Californie, Cannes © David Douglas Duncan © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2019

Opening reception: ‘Picasso Through the Lens of David Douglas Duncan’

  • Sun 2 February 2020
  • 2 pm

Join us for the opening reception of ‘Picasso Through the Lens of David Douglas Duncan’ at Vieux Chalet in Gstaad. This project gives a remarkable insight into the work of Picasso by juxtaposing select ceramics and paintings with vintage photographs taken by the legendary photographer David Douglas Duncan during a period of unprecedented access to the artist’s studio over 17 years. The works on view were created during the same time frame as the photographs and can be encountered as ‘intervention’ throughout the domestic spaces of the chalet. Many of the accompanying photographs have never been exhibited before and they give an intimate portrait of the artist at work and interacting with those close to him. ‘Picasso Through the Lens of David Douglas Duncan’ is organised in close collaboration with the artist’s son, Claude Picasso, and James Koch, Executive Director at Hauser & Wirth. The exhibition is open Wednesday and Thursday afternoon by appointment.