[New York Peasant by Wilfrid: May 31, 2012]
A lavish, multi-level show at the uptown Gagosian illustrates Picasso's response over ten years, 1943-53, to his wife and muse Françoise Gilot. A beauty, and a thoroughly worthwhile artist herself, Gilot was evidently nothing less than an obsession for Picasso. The fierce sun of the south of France also seems to pervade the exhibition.
Gilot looks out at us so relentlessly, from pictures and portraits of every kind, that it's almost a relief to find refuge in the small section of the show devoted to her paintings.