"REVEALED" BY SOFITEL – A PHOTO EXHIBITION OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST MODERN ARTISTS AT WORK
Exhibition of images curated by Pablo Picasso's grandson Olivier Widmaier Picasso embarks on three-month tour in September
"Revealed" by Sofitel includes behind the scenes photos of the world's modern artists at work including Dali (left), Picasso (center) and van Dongen (right)
Sofitel Luxury Hotels is launching a compelling photo exhibition "Revealed" to provide an intimate look at the world's greatest modern artists at work, with the first exhibit in Australia commencing at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth during December.
The free exhibition has been curated by Olivier Widmaier Picasso, grandson of Pablo Picasso and author of Picasso, Portrait Intime (Albin Michel/Arte éditions), with 30 hand-selected photographs from the archives of Paris Match, the famous French weekly magazine.
This worldwide exhibition will be on show at three Sofitel hotels in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne from September. The exhibitions are part of a world tour that has already been to six cities in North America and five in Europe as well as China and Bangkok.
Among the prized photographs to be displayed is a black-and-white image of Pablo Picasso eyeing a Dalmatian longing to climb upon his lap; Salvador Dalí seen sitting in an animal exhibit at the Paris Zoo; Jeff Koons styling a BMW for the 24 Hours of Le Mans; Pierre Soulages crouching over a work in progress; Kees Van Dongen painting a posing Brigitte Bardot; and other striking images depicting Rene Magritte, Marc Chagall, Fernando Botero, Joan Miro, Jean Cocteau, Francis Bacon, and more.
"We are proud to be associated with the "Revealed" exhibition as it embodies the Sofitel pillar of art and culture," says Clive Scott, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins General Manager.
"This compelling exhibition provides an intimate look at the some of the world's greatest artists at work, from Picasso to Dali, Chagall to Jeff Koons, Miró to Matisse."
"Revealed" by Sofitel will be a free exhibit for guests and locals alike. The exhibitions will take place at the following Sofitel properties:
· Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour – 15 September 2015 to 23 October 2015
· Sofitel Sydney Wentworth – 14 December 2015 to 29 January 2016
· Sofitel Melbourne on Collins – 8 February 2016 to 29 March 2016
About Olivier Widmaier Picasso
Olivier Widmaier Picasso studied law and works as a producer and advisor for audiovisual media in Paris as well as a license developer with numerous artists including the name and works of his grandfather Pablo Picasso. He recently coproduced and hosted TV documentaries about contemporary art and opera, and portraits of major creators in fashion, design, photography, architecture and music. His mother, Maya, is the daughter of Pablo Picasso and Marie-Thérèse Walter, with whom the artist was together from 1927 until 1944. He is the author of "Picasso, portrait intime" published in November 2013 (Albin Michel/Arte Éditions), soon to be translated in English, from which the TV documentary "Picasso, the legacy" has been adapted and will be broadcast worldwide.
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