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Picasso exhibition beats visitor target

29 November 2016 by Andrew Bullock

Visitor Viewing 'Still Life under the Lamp'

© Gareth Jones

We are delighted that the Picasso linocuts exhibition at the Lady Lever Art Gallery has beaten its visitor target over a month before it is due to close.

Nearly 75,000 people have visited the exhibition, which features 17 large linocuts by Pablo Picasso, almost 3,000 more than our target. This makes it one of the most popular exhibitions that we have shown in the gallery.

It’s no surprise that the exhibition has been so well attended as this is the first time that the linocuts have been on display outside of the British Museum and give a unique view of Picasso’s process for producing linocuts.

It’s also great to see how Picasso was still experimenting and creating bold and beautiful prints when he was in his 80s. The work on view is a wonderful example of an artist who continued to learn and innovate throughout his life.  The linocuts on display include ‘Jacqueline Reading’ – his wife and muse- and ‘Still Life under the Lamp’, which is considered to be one of his most important prints.

So far the reaction from visitors has been very positive with people describing the exhibition as “a triumph”, “absolutely fantastic”, “fascinating”, “outstanding” and “interesting from every point of view”.

The exhibition is open until the 8th of January 2017, so don’t miss the opportunity to view these works from a master printmaker who was experimenting with what linocuts could be.

Tell us what you think of the exhibition @LeverArtGallery #picassolinocuts

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