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"Picasso as Seen by Otero"
2006-07-17 until 2006-09-03
Museo Picasso Malaga
Roberto Otero (Trenque Lauquen, Buenos Aires, 1931 – Palma de Mallorca, 2004) was one of the leading photographers who regularly photographed moments from Pablo Picasso’s private life during the last years of his life, when he was living in his house in Mougins, in the south of France. Otero’s relations with the great painter, whom he met through the art critic Ricardo Baeza and the writer José Bergamín, were further strengthened by his family ties with Rafael Alberti.
This close contact enabled him to build up a large photographic archive, almost a huge family album, that provides an extraordinary record of the Andalusian artist’s everyday life.
This valuable archive now forms part of the Museo Picasso Málaga Archive Collection, which acquired the material on 16 December 2005 following Otero’s death in 2004. Under the title Picasso Seen By Otero, the MPM will present a selection from this archive from 17 July to 3 September 2006. The exhibition will feature 62 photographs illustrating the great Andalusian artist’s most intimate moments.
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