The New York Times Art Review: The Armory Show 2016

March 4, 2016

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his print dealer presents three excellent mini-shows: works by Jean Cocteau on the outside wall and, inside to the left, prints by Edvard Munch, including a morbidly erotic drypoint depicting a voluptuous nude woman embracing and kissing a skeleton. Among prints by Picasso on the right side is “Portrait de Femme” (circa 1897), an 8-inch-by-6-inch picture of a woman drawn by the then-teenage artist in colored pencil and charcoal with exactingly sensitive realism. Made before the artist became known by a single name, it’s signed and dedicated “P. Ruiz Picasso por Paula.”
ealer presents three excellent mini-shows: works by Jean Cocteau on the outside wall and, inside to the left, prints by Edvard Munch, including a morbidly erotic drypoint depicting a voluptuous nude woman embracing and kissing a skeleton. Among prints by Picasso on the right side is “Portrait de Femme” (circa 1897), an 8-inch-by-6-inch picture of a woman drawn by the then-teenage artist in colored pencil and charcoal with exactingly sensitive realism. Made before the artist became known by a single name, it’s signed and dedicated “P. Ruiz Picasso por Paula.”