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Imaginary Ancestors

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by Pablo Picasso



Features ‘Fang Sculpture: An Art – Just Called Classical’, an essay by Bernard de Grume, ‘Pablo Picasso’s Inventory and Collection of African Art’, a conversation between Almine Rech and François Bellet, ‘Paradoxes of Primitivism, Notes on Aesthetics and Anthropology’, ‘Primitivist Empathy’ and ‘Ancestors to Come’, essays by Carlo Severi and exclusive archive materials and subsequent texts on Primitivism in modern and contemporary art.

"Imaginary Ancestors" looks at Primitivism in modern and contemporary art, on the one hand restaging a seminal 1933 Durand-Ruel Gallery exhibition in New York of Fang sculptures and contemporary paintings of the time, and on the other hand presenting a parallel exhibition of Primitivist modern and affiliated contemporary works.

This catalogue is published in conjunction with this group exhibition organized with leading anthropologist Carlo Severi and Bernard de Grunne, which took place at Almine Rech Gallery New York from May 2 to June 15, 2017.

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Quantity First edition of 1500
Dimensions 19,5 x 24,5 cm 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in
Language French
Publisher Almine Rech Editions
Contributors Bernard de Grunne Carlo Severy Almine Rech François Bellet
Pages 354
ISBN 9782930573199
Publication Date 2018


Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso (b. 1881, Málaga, Spain; d. 1973, Mougins, France), the son of an academic painter, José Ruiz Blasco, began to draw and paint from an early age. Picasso studied first at the Fine Arts School in La Coruña and practised illustration and drawing caricatures at home.

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