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Picasso and the Masters of Print

15th October 2016 - 16th April 2017

Wixamtree Gallery - free entry

Still Life With Glass Under a LampPicasso & the Masters of Print offers a unique opportunity to view together some of the most important prints by one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. The seven prints by Picasso held at The Higgins Bedford span seven decades of his career and spectacularly showcase the varied printmaking techniques that he mastered.

 

These stunning works will be accompanied by a wider exhibition of major artists’ original prints drawn from the Cecil Higgins Collection. Five centuries of printmaking will be on show, ranging from masterpieces by key figures in the history of European printmaking, such as Dürer and Rembrandt, through to 20th century icons such as Matisse and Warhol, and including contemporary artists such as Paula Rego and Mark Hearld.

 

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Image credit: © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2016

Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) Still Life with Glass under a Lamp, linocut on paper, 1962.

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Edward Bawden and his Studio

 

Edward Bawden and His Studio

11th February 2017 - 28th January 2018

Edward Bawden Gallery

Free Entry

 

Edward Bawden and his Studio, a new exhibition showcasing the work of influential British artist and designer Edward Bawden (1903–1989)

During the eight years prior to his death in 1989, the renowned watercolourist, printmaker, illustrator, designer and former Official War Artist Edward Bawden donated the contents of his studio to Bedford. From the walls of his house, the insides of cupboards and the drawers of his plan chest came adverts for Fortnum & Mason, Ealing Comedy posters, plates for Wedgwood, letters and photographs; an entire life’s work. This new exhibition will focus on Bawden’s life in the studio, through his letters, photographs and most importantly his work.

 

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