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Bourgeois & Picasso @ Hauser & Wirth


© 2019
Louise Bourgeois
Pablo Picasso

All images:
Courtesy of
Succession Picasso,
The Easton Foundation,
ProLitteris, Zurich
Hauser & Wirth

Stuart Burford
Christopher Burke,
Alex Delfanne,
David Heald


September 11, 2019 

2-TIMES  Art
Louise Bourgeois
& Pablo Picasso
of Desire

@ Hauser & Wirth

By placing these
artists together for
comparative analysis,
this exhibition sheds
new light on their
oeuvres and rids us
of the clichés of the
virile painter armed
with a phallic brush
and the sculptress
armed with a knife.

‘Anatomies of Desire’:
Is the first time that 
Picasso is exhibited in 
a dual dialogue with 
a female sculptor and 
brings together over 
90 works including 
paintings, sculptures 
and works on paper 
from important public 
institutions and private 

Taking ‘the couple’ 
as its guiding theme, 
a de-facto marriage 
of these two artists 
yet also an allusion 
to subjects crucial to 
them: man and woman, 
sexuality, pregnancy, 
and maternity.

2-TIMES highlights:

· Le Baiser, 1969 
· The Conversation, 2007 

On view at:
Hauser & Wirth 
Limmatstrasse 270, 
8005 Zürich, 

September 14, 2019.