see this…

if a man walked up to you on the street and said, “you have an interesting face. i would like to do your portrait.” would you walk away, or would you be game?  in 1927 Paris, a young woman named Marie-Thérèse said, “why not?”

the man was Picasso.

leaving my storage unit on west 21st street the other day, i noticed a sign for the exhibit Picasso and Marie-Thérèse: L’amour fou at the Gagosian Gallery. trust me, it’s worth ducking in. the gallery space is lovely, and the real treat is that while i’ve seen many of Picasso’s well-known works, i don’t think i’d ever seen any of these. perhaps they’d be new to you, too?

view the exhibit here.

partial view of the sign above the door. photo by laura kinsey using instagr.am