PABLO PICASSO © David Douglas Duncan, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, The University of Austin www.gagosian.com
I am a very devoted fan of Pablo Picasso and John Richardson and the series of exhibitions that Richardson has curated at Gagosian Gallery, in association with Bernard Ruiz-Picasso, since 2009. Picasso and the Camera is the fifth in this series, following the brilliant Picasso and Françoise Gilot: Paris-Vallauris 1943–1953 presented two years ago. Richardson has curated each of these shows in a distinctly museum-like manner, precisely what makes them so compelling. Picasso and the Camera is no exception, the works were superbly chosen. I was especially drawn to the many personal photographs of the artist himself and those with his family and friends. A most amazing window.

Picasso and the Camera is on view through January 3, 2015 at Gagosian Gallery, 522 West 21st Street, NYC