Early prints by Pablo Picasso

Announcing the acquisition of five extraordinary early prints by Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), Director Chris Saines CNZM noted the economy, sensitivity and brilliance with which their human subjects were captured. He also recognised the generous support for the acquisition from the Margaret Olley Art Trust, the Henry and Amanda Bartlett Trust and the Airey Family through…

Rare prints by Pablo Picasso

The Gallery has acquired five rare prints by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). The five new works are from a group of 15 etchings and drypoints known as ‘La Suite des Saltimbanques’ and were created on the cusp between the artist’s ‘blue’ (1901–04) and ‘rose’ (1904–06) periods. The new prints are integrally connected to Picasso’s paintings and…

Edgar Degas captures the character of the modern age

Two lithographs after Edgar Degas (1834–1917) introduce two themes of interest to the great French impressionist. Images of horse racing were a primary focus for Edgar Degas throughout his career. The spectacle of the race itself was a relatively modern phenomenon in France in the mid to late 1800s. The Hippodrome de Longchamp in the…