ART & DESIGN

The Mixologist


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Photographer: François Halard

At home in Brussels, gallerist Almine Rech combines picassos with contemporary works to intoxicating effect. Christopher Bagley takes it all in.

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Photographer: François Halard

The Rech-Picasso house in Brussels.

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Photographer: François Halard

Pablo Picasso’s Chalk on Blackboard, 1963.

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Photographer: François Halard

Rech, at home in Brussels, 2012, wearing her own Miu Miu dress, standing in front of Jeff Koons’s Seal Walrus Trashcans, 2003.

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Photographer: François Halard

Anselm Reyle’s Untitled, 2008.

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Photographer: François Halard

From left; Martin Kippenberger’s Untitled (from the series “Jacqueline: The Paintings Pablo Couldn’t Paint Anymore”), 1996; Alexander Rodchenko’s Untitled Composition (from the series “Linearism”), 1919; Franz West’s Untitled, 2007; Gerhard Richter’s Dickicht 903-5, 2007.

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Photographer: François Halard

Pablo Picasso’s Little Horse Toy, 1960.

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Ruiz-Picasso and Rech at their wedding, 2000.

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Photographer: François Halard

From left: Frank Stella’s Mogielnica IV (Polish Village Series No. 20), 1972; Ugo Rondinone’s No. 349 – Dreiundzwanzigster­januar­zweitausend­undfuenf, 2005.

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Ugo Rondinone’s Sunrise. East. March, 2005.

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Photographer: François Halard

Olga Ruiz-Picasso’s armchair.

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Photographer: François Halard

Jeff Koons’s Antiquity 3, 2009–2011.