"Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L'amour fou"

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When it comes to seeing a MoMA-quality Picasso show without spending $20, it's hard to top Gagosian's monographic offerings of the Spaniard. Last time out in 2009, the gallery focused on Picasso's late works, surveying the lion in winter. This year, we see him in the springtime of love, immortalizing the woman and muse he painted more than any other: Marie-Thérèse Walter, the incomparable beauty Picasso first spied on a street corner in Paris in 1927 when she was 18 and he was already middle-aged—at 46, nearly 30 years her senior. Their ensuing love affair—kept secret for years—yielded a daughter, Maya, and though it eventually ended, it lives on in these paintings, drawings, sculptures and prints produced between 1927 and 1940.

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