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In 2023, Picasso Celebration 1973-2023 will arrive

1 February, 2023

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso on 8 April 1973, 2023 is the year to celebrate his work and artistic legacy. The governments of France and Spain have agreed to work together on a programme of international scope, through a bi-national commission which brings together the cultural and diplomatic administrations of the two countries.

The programme of ‘Picasso Celebration 1973-2023’ includes fifty exhibitions around the world, 16 of them in Spain, in the cities closely linked to the artist of Malaga, Madrid, Barcelona, A Coruña and Bilbao. The initiative aims to highlight his career, during which he internationally projected symbols as universal as Guernica, today a collective emblem in the defence of human rights.

© Museo Picasso Malaga

Pablo Picasso, who was born in Malaga on 25 October 1881 and died in the French town of Mougins on 8 April 1973, is one of the most famous painters in the history of Western art. His expressive, free and multiform language continues to influence contemporary art and reflection.