Picasso and Modern British Art is the first book to examine Picasso's lifelong connections with Britain and impact on British art. It explores his rise in Britain as a figure of controversy and celebrity, tracing the ways in which his work was exhibited and collected here during his lifetime.
Picasso's enormous influence on British modernism is explored through seven of his British contemporaries for whom he proved an important stimulus: Duncan Grant, Wyndham Lewis, Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Graham Sutherland and David Hockney.
With over 160 colour illustrations and texts by leading experts in the field, this book, accompanying a major touring exhibition, sheds light on a little-known aspect of Picasso's career, while at the same time redrawing our mental map of British culture of the twentieth century.
Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Dimensions: 23.5 x 29.7 x 1.8cm