Picasso 1932 exhibition – LOVE, FAME, TRAGEDY

45 years after the artist’s death, Tate Modern stages its first ever solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s work, one of the most ambitious shows in the museum’s history. The EY Exhibition: Picasso 1932 – Love, Fame, Tragedy takes visitors on a month-by-month journey through 1932, a time so pivotal in Picasso’s life and work that it has been called his ‘year of wonders’. More than 100 outstanding paintings, sculptures and works on paper demonstrate his prolific and restlessly inventive character, stripping away common myths to reveal the man and the artist in his full complexity and richness.

1932 was an extraordinary year for Picasso, even by his own standards. His paintings reached a new level of sensuality and he cemented his celebrity status as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. Over the course of this year he created some of his best loved works, including Nude Woman in a Red Armchair, an anchor point of Tate’s collection, confident colour-saturated portraits and Surrealist experiments, including 13 seminal ink drawings of the Crucifixion. His virtuoso paintings also riffed on the voluptuous sculptures he had produced some months before at his new country estate.

Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

Curated by Achim Borchardt-Hume, Director of Exhibitions and Nancy Ireson, Curator, International Art with Laura Bruni and Juliette Rizzi, Assistant Curators, Tate Modern.

The exhibition is organised by Tate Modern in collaboration with Musée national Picasso-Paris where it was curated by Laurence Madeline with Virginie Perdrisot-Cassan, Curator of Sculpture and Ceramics.


The Eyal Ofer Galleries

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit


DATES – Picasso 1932 exhibition

8 March – 9 September 2018

Extended opening hours now booking for selected dates in August and September

Members early morning viewings every weekend from 08.00



£22 / FREE for Members

Members do not need to book in advance

Concession £20 (£22 with donation)

Family child 12–18 years £5


Relevant: Picasso’s Kitchen

Vincent Moleveld