This summer, Dickinson London presents Personnages: Real and Abstract, focusing on Modern paintings, sculpture and works on paper and featuring highlights by Carmen Herrera, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet and Paul Klee, among others.
Among the exhibited works are two early works by Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera: Castilla la Vieja (Venetian red, white and black), painted in 1949, and Untitled (Havana Series #35) from 1950-51. Having arrived in Paris shortly after the end of WWII, Herrera immersed herself in the work of Postwar geometric abstractionists and Bauhaus artists, developing her own form of abstraction.
Alongside these, Dickinson has hung a diverse selection of works on paper, with examples by Matisse, Picasso, Klee, Tanguy, and others. A highlight is Pablo Picasso’s Nu Agenouillé, étude pour ‘Trois femmes’ (1908), which belongs to a series of studies in pencil, gouache and oil that culminated in the monumental Trois femmes, completed in the autumn of 1908. These sketches constitute a vital body of experimental work that resulted in the invention of Analytic Cubism.
Personnages: Real and Abstract will be on view at 58 Jermyn St, and on our website, through 3 September.