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The Picasso Connection. The Artist and his German Gallerist

Kunsthalle Bremen von außen
Picasso’s large and colourful lithographs and linocuts inspired numerous artists.

Quelle: Michael Gielen / Kunsthalle Bremen

Like no other artist of the twentieth century, Pablo Picasso embraced the diversity of graphic printing techniques and substantially expanded them through artistic variation and experimentation. For the first time, this exhibition presents the whole breadth of the outstanding holdings of prints and drawings in the Kunsthalle Bremen and examines the unique history of the collection.


21 November 2020 until 21 March 2021

opening hours:
Tue to Sun: 10 am - 5 pm
every last Tuesday of the month: 10 am - 9 pm


Kunsthalle Bremen
Am Wall 207
28195 Bremen

The Kunsthalle was one of the first German museums to pur­chase works, including paintings, by this artist after 1945. The acquisitions came about through the efforts of the Bremen art dealer Michael Hertz, who was the exclusive representative of Picasso’s printed works in Germany – a visionary at a time when Picasso’s work was still controversial. With his fine-tuned instincts, Hertz placed the works on the market and in im­portant exhibitions – such as the documenta III in 1964. Thanks to his dedication, museums and collectors soon also coveted Picasso’s works. The Kunsthalle rapidly expanded its holdings of Picasso prints to create one of the most extensive collections in Germany at the time. It gave the museum its modern face, a reputation which continues to this day. Especially Picasso’s large and colourful lithographs and linocuts inspired numerous artists and breathed new life into these media.

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