“Picasso — Creatures and Creativity” debuts on July 3 with an exhibit that covers one of the artist’s favorite themes, the human figure. Through 19 lithographs, 13 linocuts, eight paintings and three rare plates, the show moves through the surrealist’s thought progression and creative process.
Works focus on the women in Picasso’s life as he moved from muse to muse from 1938 to 1971. “Femme au Chignon et au Chapeau" shows his later work of Jacqueline Roque, who was the wife of a French colonial official when he met her in 1952. He later married her in 1961 after the death of his first wife, Olga. Painter Françoise Gilot inspired Picasso’s “Femme au Collier Jaune” in May 1946.
All of the works come to Las Vegas via the Claude Picasso Archives.
With Picasso moving in comes the end of the gallery’s current exhibition, “Fabergé Revealed,” which closes on Monday, May 25. The Picasso exhibit sticks around through Jan. 10, 2016.
The exhibit joins another collection of Picasso’s works at the resort. Chef Julian Serrano’s restaurant Picasso features 10 of the artist’s works such as “Pierrot” from 1917 and “Woman with Beret" from 1938.
Tickets to “Picasso — Creatures & Creativity” start at $19. Docent tours take place daily at 2 p.m. and the exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Info: Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art, (702) 693-7871