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The catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition Calder and Picasso, held at Almine Rech Gallery New York, from October 28 to December 17, 2016.
Calder and Picasso is an unprecedented exhibition that for the very first time explores the subject of these two celebrated modern masters. In an exceptional twist, the show is curated by the esteemed artists’ grandsons, Alexander S. C. Rower and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, both of whom have dedicated their lives to furthering their grandfathers’ artistic legacies. The exhibition features more than fifty works created between 1912 and 1967, many of which have seldom or never before been exhibited.
'Whan Alexander S. C. (Sandy) Rower invited me to moderate a long conversation between him and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, about a two-person exhibition of their grandfathers Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso–the first of its kind–I welcomed the chance. My enthusiasm was partly due to my awareness of the robust energy, knowledge and will that both Sandy and Bernard summoned to sustain the great legacies of thei grandfathers. Both grandsons struggled early on to accept this task, but ultimately gathered the courage to dedicate their lives to it.'
– Extract from Alexander S. C. Rower and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso in conversation with Phong Bui
Interview with Sandy Rower and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso by Phong Bui.
Essays by Susan Braeuer Dam; Jordana Mendelson; and Robert Slifkin.
Archival materials and historical photographs.
29 x 23 cm, 11 3/8 x 9 inches
Edition of 2000
Almine Rech Gallery Editions
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