Picasso Museum - Lucien Clergue: Twenty-seven Meetings with Picasso

Lucien Clergue (Arles, 1934 – Nîmes, 2014) made his first incursions into the world of photography at a young age. On 5 April 1953 he met Picasso at a bullfight in Arles and took the opportunity to take his photograph and to show him some other snapshots. They met again two years later in La Californie, Picasso’s villa in Cannes, and thus began a close, warm friendship which lasted until Picasso’s death, in 1973. As a result, Clergue was able to capture all manner of tiny details of the artist’s life. His photographs of scenes taken over the course of many years narrate part of Picasso’s life seen through his friend’s camera lens.
Picasso at a bullfight. Fréjus, August 15th, 1962. Photographer: Lucien Clergue. Museu Picasso, Barcelona. Lucien Clergue Collection
October 26, 2017 to April 17, 2018

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