Picasso's collection of African & Oceanic art : masters of metamorphosis

Munich ; New York: Prestel, 2006. 1st ed. Hardcover. Charcoal Cloth Quarto; charcoal d.j. in archival mylar wrap; 149 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm. Near fine, in near fine d.j.; very slight bump to front corner head of spine, and very minor wear to edges; small faint sticker residue to second front free-end paper / near fine. Item #87747
ISBN: 3791336916

Translated from the German. || "Picasso's unique non-western art collection, now largely the property of the Picasso family, is presented here for the first time. This book provides a full documentation of Picasso's African, Melanesian, Polynesian, and Indonesian works, as well as an ethnographical description of each object. The interpretation of the collection as a whole, its physiognomy and poetry, sheds new light on the fascination non-western art held for the twentieth century's most important artist." "For the first time, all Africa-related activities in Picasso's life, including correspondence with friends, writers, and art dealers, are presented in a coherent timeline. "Picasso and the African Experience: A Chronology," simultaneously a reference for future interpretations on Picasso's oeuvre, documents the deep, personal involvement of the artist with African and Oceanic art and culture."--Jacket. || Contents: Picasso's' collection of African and oceanic art: a "collection parlante" -- The early collection -- Resonances: Africa and antiquity -- Picasso and masks -- Artist in a mask -- "Primitivism in 20th century art": the Moma exhibition revisited -- Towards a broadened concept of Picasso's transculturalism -- An Africanized Iberia -- Masters of metamorphosis -- Plates: Oceania -- Africa -- Picasso and the African experience: a chronology -- The storeroom in villa la Californie, 1974 -- Catalogue of the collection: Oceania -- Melanesia -- Polynesia -- Indonesia -- Africa -- Mali -- Burkina faso -- Guinea -- Ivory coast -- Nigeria -- Gabon -- Republic of the Congo -- Democratic republic of the Congo -- Angola.

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