Contribution by Pepe Karmel and Elizabeth Cowling and Carmen Gimenez and Maya Ruiz-Picasso, Edited by Diana Widmaier-Picasso
A comprehensive exploration and chronicle of Picasso's depictions of his eldest daughter, Maya, and the relationship between father and child.
In 2016 and 2017, Diana Widmaier-Picasso curated two exhibitions for Gagosian: the first gathered works from the collection of her mother, Maya Ruiz-Picasso, Pablo Picasso's beloved eldest daughter; and the second commemorated the relationship between Picasso and Maya. More than just a catalog of these two exhibitions, this book is a comprehensive reference publication that explores the figure of Maya throughout Picasso's work and chronicles the relationship between the artist and his daughter. The volume features an intimate interview between Ruiz-Picasso and Widmaier-Picasso, along with archival photographs by Edward Quinn and from the Picasso family, many of which have never been published before.
New scholarly essays complete the publication, with contributions by distinguished Picasso scholars such as Elizabeth Cowling, Carmen Giménez, and Pepe Karmel. A section of the book is devoted to Picasso's plaster sculpture La Femme Enceinte (1959) and includes a discussion of Roe Ethridge's vivid, specially commissioned photographs of this work.
About The Author
Diana Widmaier-Picasso is an art historian who specializes in modern art. She is the granddaughter of Pablo Picasso and Marie-Thérèse Walter. Maya Ruiz-Picasso is the daughter of Pablo Picasso and Marie-Thérèse Walter. A recognized expert on her father's artwork, she was named Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres in 2016. Elizabeth Cowling is professor emeritus of history of art at Edinburgh University. Carmen Giménez is a curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, and has organized numerous exhibitions of Picasso's work. Pepe Karmel teaches in the department of art history at New York University. Roe Ethridge is an artist whose work has been shown extensively around the world.