Picasso and MayaGagosian Gallery Paris

The intimate details of their private life together,
focusing on the archetypal theme of maternity

  “These pictures are unbelievably true to life. Everything’s here: my little girl’s clothes, my hair, even my toys and yet…”—Maya Ruiz-Picasso, 1996 

Gagosian Gallery in Paris presents Picasso and Maya: Father and Daughter, the first exhibition dedicated to the relationship between the artist and his eldest daughter, Maria de la Concepción, known as Maya. Following Maya’s birth, Picasso explored intimate details of their private life together, en famille, focusing on the archetypal theme of maternity. The exhibition presents major works from the 1930s and the 1940s and an important private archive of unpublished photographs, films, letters and poems. The show, curated by Maya’s daughter, Diana Widmaier Picasso, will be open until December 22nd.