Picasso and Francoise Gilot: Paris-Vallauris, 1943-1953 by John Richardson
This publication explores Picasso’s portrayals of life with Gilot and their young family in the decade they spent together. Françoise Gilot was a young budding painter when she met Picasso by chance at a café in 1943. The subsequent ten years spent together was a time of transformation in Picasso’s paintings that coincided with revolutionary inventions in lithography, sculpture, and ceramics. Picasso: L’Epoque Françoise presents for the first time several of Gilot’s paintings and drawings from the period alongside Picasso’s when the young painter was maturing while the elder continued to change the face of modern art. The fully illustrated catalogue includes a historic dialogue between Richardson and Gilot celebrating Picasso’s innovation in every medium during the postwar years of renewal.
John Richardson is the author of a multivolume biography on the life of Picasso. He is a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. Françoise Gilot is a painter and best-selling author. She was Picasso’s muse from 1944 to 1953. Charles Stuckey is a scholar of 19th and 20th century art. He has held curatorial positions at the Kimbell Art Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the National Gallery of Art. His publications include Monet: A Retrospective and French Painting. Michael Cary is a New York–based writer who works with John Richardson and Gagosian Gallery.