Late Masterpieces

Toward the end of his long and prolific career, Pablo Picasso increasingly experimented with a broad range of styles and printmaking processes, creating works that were childlike, unrestrained, and suggestive of a younger artist’s hand. A series of lithographs from that period are on view at the Americas Collection through this Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Called “Imaginary Portraits,” the eclectic works were created by the octogenarian master in 1969 and reveal the deft hand of a protean genius whose creative spirit remained playful until the end of his days. The rare suite of 29 prints range from the figurative to the fanciful, and the collection even includes some literary references: One piece bears the likeness of Shakespeare in serpentine, childlike lines and splashes of bright color. The works are part of the Ortiz-Gurdian Family Collection. The show will embark on a two-year exhibition tour through Latin America. Don’t miss it in Miami.
Sat., July 25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 2009

 
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