Dealer, gallery owner, biographer and friend of Picasso, Daniel‐Henry Kahnweiler (Mannheim, 1884 ‐ Paris, 1979) was a transcendental figure in Picasso's artistic career, whom he met in 1907, a crucial year for both of them.
Kahnweiler would become the great dealer of Cubist artists such as Georges Braque and Juan Gris, and one of the most active figures in promoting and consolidating this avant-garde movement. The exhibition goes chronologically through his three Parisian galleries (the "petite galerie", the Simon gallery and the Louise Leiris gallery) through an exceptional selection of works by his artists and, in turn, highlights his work as an editor and bibliophile. The exhibition, and the catalogue, address the personality and activity of this exceptional “homme des arts” in all its facets, without forgetting his links with Catalan artists and his relationship with the creation of the Museu Picasso in Barcelona.
The exhibition is the result of the collaboration between the Museu Picasso Barcelona and the MnAM-Centre Pompidou that has made possible an exceptional loan of more than one hundred works from the Kahnweiler-Leiris collection that the institution guards.
Curator: Brigitte Leal; scientific committee: Emmanuel Guigon, Elena Llorens and Margarida Cortadella