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Picasso and his Silversmith. A talk by Dr Clare Finn

Lectures  /  23 Jan 2023
Published: 05.12.2022
Photograph of Pablo Picasso, François Hugo, and Yan the boxer at La Californie, October 1960, with Picasso and Hugo holding Picasso’s drawing for the four-sided vase.
. Copyrights © Atelier Hugo Archive.
Photograph of Pablo Picasso, François Hugo, and Yan the boxer at La Californie, October 1960, with Picasso and Hugo holding Picasso’s drawing for the four-sided vase.
Copyrights © Atelier Hugo Archive

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Intro
A look at the two collaborators’ different attitudes to the work and what those attitudes led to especially in Hugo’s case.
In 1956 Pablo Picasso began a little-known collaboration with François Hugo, a descendant of Victor Hugo, that resulted in the making of a series of plates and dishes being made in silver. This talk discusses that collaboration, which is now the most documented of any of Picasso’s collaborations. It will also look at the two collaborators’ different attitudes to the work and what those attitudes led to especially in Hugo’s case.

Date and time
Mon, 23 January 2023, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
Price: £5



About the Lecturer:
Dr. Clare Finn first trained as a conservator of paintings, studying in Switzerland, Germany and Italy. She was a consultant to Sotheby’s Impressionist and odern Art department for 30 years and undertook work in several European countries as well as India and Philippines. Simultaneously she trained as a jeweller at Sir John Cass and the Royal College of Art where she undertook her doctorate on Picasso’s Decorative Metalwork. Clare has contributed to exhibitions in France, Belgium and Spain and published on her research in Apollo and the Burlington Magazine. She is a member of the Picasso Bronze Project along with staff at the Musée National Picasso, Paris and the Art Institute of Chicago.
 
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