20 October - 14 November 1998

Pablo Picasso / Jim Dine

    The Alan Cristea Gallery will be exhibiting a selection of works by two of the most diverse and important printmakers of the twentieth century.

    Picasso is responsible for some of the most enduring printed images of the twentieth century and especially the depictions of his many female companions. In lithography, etching and linocut, Picasso was in every sense of the word a master printmaker, utilising each medium to its greatest effect.

    Jim Dine first achieved notoriety for his infamous heart images, but throughout his career has been naturally drawn to the many different techniques and visual opportunities that printmaking offers. In his work the themes of hearts, Venus, the bathrobe and the owl are constantly reworked and combined to create haunting and beautiful images.

    The exhibition will show a variety of works by each artist, illustrating many of the different facets of their careers and highlighting their contributions to twentieth-century printmaking.

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