Picasso's Greatest Print: The Minotauromachy in All Its States

Ahmanson Building, Level 2
November 16, 2006–February 25, 2007

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Picasso’s Greatest Print: The Minotauromachy in All Its States, a groundbreaking exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s etched masterpiece, Minotauromachy(1935). On view together for the first time in the U.S., the eight etchings that comprise this focused exhibition (the print’s seven states, plus a second impression of the seventh state, hand-colored) represent the only existing suite of all the states of Minotauromachy. Together, they offer a remarkable opportunity to trace Picasso's creative process through the evolution of a single, complex image—one that gradually unfolds from bold conception to glorious fruition.

Exhibition Extra 

This exhibition was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Curators: Stephanie Barron, Modern Art, and Kevin Salatino, Prints and Drawings.

Image: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Minotauromachy (state VII, colored), 1935, e tching; additional work with scraper and burin, and colored inks applied à la poupée, 19 1/2 x 27 1/4 in., private collection, © 2006 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, photo courtesy of Gagosian Gallery, London.