“It would be very interesting to preserve photographically not the stages, but the metamorphoses of a picture. Possibly one might then discover the path followed by the brain in materializing a dream.”
RedHouse Originals Gallery is delighted to present Modern Masters; an exhibition of original prints & rare editions by some of the most celebrated and sought after artists of the 20th Century.
Highlights include three rare signed etchings from Pablo Picasso’s ‘347 Suite’; known as the last great collection of Picasso’s graphic works. The ‘347’ prints are among the last signed etchings and engravings, with each of the original plates being etched or engraved directly by the artist. The series reveals Picasso as the consummate storyteller and reinforces his profound and prolific ability; all 347 plates were produced in an intense seven-month period, from 16th March - 5th October 1968.
Picasso commented on the collection: “I spend hour after hour while I draw, observing my creatures and thinking about the mad things they’re up to; basically it’s my way of writing fiction.”
As well as documenting some of the greatest European artists of the last century there is also a strong Yorkshire connection in the exhibition. Original etchings by world-renowned sculptor Henry Moore will feature alongside rare editions by Salvador Dali, Joan Miro and Francis Bacon. Plus the first floor of the gallery will showcase new work from the studios of Yorkshire artists Dudley Edwards and John Middleton.
Modern Masters opens at RedHouse Originals Gallery on Saturday 25th February and continues until 15th April.
To request the catalogue or more information please contact the gallery here.