ART & DESIGN

Photos: Picasso Baby

In a new show in Paris and an upcoming novel, Pablo Picasso’s granddaughter is exploring his legacy from all angles.


Photographer: François Halard
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Photographer: François Halard

Diana Widmaier-Picasso, at the Picasso Museum in Paris. Behind her is Pablo Picasso’s Reclining Nude, 1967. “Right now it’s my favorite of all of his works,” she says. “The scale is just so overwhelming, and you don’t really know if it’s a man, a woman, an animal or a human form. It’s so erotic. The presence is so strong that it just makes me feel like Picasso’s still alive.”

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Photographer: François Halard

Widmaier-Picasso, at home in Paris.

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George Condo’s The Orgy, 2004. Courtesy of Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Suisse/Adagp, Paris 2015.

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Picasso and Maya, in Paris, 1944. Courtesy of Maya Widmaier-Picasso Archive.

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poster for Martin Kippenberger’s exhibition “Podría Prestarte Algo, Pero en Eso No Te Haría Ningún Favor,” in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, 1985. Courtesy of Galerie Gisela Capitain/Estate of Martin Kippenberger, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.

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Thomas Houseago’s Baby, 2009–2010. Courtesy of Collection Francois Pinault/Adagp, Paris 2015.

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Picasso’s Bust of a Woman (Marie-Thérèse), 1931.

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David Hockney’s Harlequin, 1980. Courtesy of Collection of David Hockney © David Hockney.

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Pablo Picasso and his daughter Maya, on the Côte d’Azur, 1952. Courtesy of Maya Widmaier-Picasso Archive.

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Maurizio Cattelan’s Untitled (Picasso), 1998. Courtesy of Collection Particuliere/Courtesy Maurizio Cattelan’s Archive and Galerie Perrotin.

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Picasso’s Maya With Doll, 1938. Courtesy of 2015 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS)/Courtesy of Maya Picasso.

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Diana Widmaier-Picasso’s grandmother, Marie-Thérèse Walter, photographed by Pablo Picasso, 1930. Courtesy of Maya Widmaier-Picasso Archive.