Tate Britain in London is to hold the first exhibition to explore Pablo Picasso’s lifelong connections with the UK.
Picasso and Modern British Art will look at the artist’s evolving critical reputation in Britain and how British artists responded to his work. More than 150 works from major public and private collections around the world will be on display.
They will show his growing fame in Britain as a figure of controversy and celebrity and trace how his work was exhibited and collected here during his lifetime. The exhibition will demonstrate his impact on 20th-century British modernism through seven artists: Duncan Grant, Wyndham Lewis, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Graham Sutherland and David Hockney.
The paintings on show will include a painting symbolic of Picasso’s affection for England: his 1925 painting The Three Dancers, which Tate acquired from the artist after his 1960 exhibition.
Tate Britain is open daily 10am–6pm (10pm Fridays), admission free. Picasso and Modern British Art runs from 15 February to 15 July, admission charge.