Picasso prints exhibiting for a limited time in Sellars Gallery

(AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

More than 60 print works created by Pablo Picasso are on display at Brenau’s Sellars Gallery during October and November.

The etchings, lithographs, linocuts and one canceled copper printing plate created between 1923 and 1972 are part of A Graphic Journey: Prints by Pablo Picasso – The Tim Collins Collection.

Part of the Collins family at the Picasso exhibit
(AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

The exhibition will tour museums in the United States over the next five years. It is available for viewing at Brenau from 2-4 p.m. on selected Fridays. The dates for the exhibit are Oct. 7, 21, 28 and Nov. 11 and 18. The exhibit is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. You may get tickets here. Please note that tickets are only valid for the specific date reserved.

“Thousands of these prints are not only located in major institutions such as museums, universities and libraries around the world, but also in great private collections,” Eric Mourlot said of the exhibit in an accompanying essay.

His grandfather, Fernand Mourlot, was one of the printers who worked with Picasso mainly in the 1940s and 1950s, and their families remain close even after Picasso’s death in 1973.

Picasso was a major innovator in the medium of printmaking and he made some 2,400 prints throughout his career in addition to his other works. The proofs in the Collins Collection illustrate the unique working relationship Picasso maintained with his printers and their ateliers and allows for the examination of the working process behind it.

“Hundreds of books have been written just on his graphic output, where it has been thoroughly studied, referenced and analyzed,” Mourlot said. “Several of his prints have broken records at auctions, where they have sold for amounts greater than some of his unique works, including paintings. Therefore, it is safe to say that no one since Rembrandt has been more significant, prolific and proficient than Picasso in the entire history of artistic printing. This exhibition is another proof of this fact.”

The exhibition and museum tour organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, California.

No photography is allowed. Food and beverages are also prohibited in the gallery.