Inspired by the popularity and pictorial genius of Spanish painter and modern art master Pablo Picasso, the historic Pullman Yards will showcase Imagine Picasso, a digital immersive art exhibit, from March 17 to June 19.
While the exhibit looks similar to the popular Imagine Van Gogh, this showing will depict the master’s artwork chronologically, taking viewers on a journey through Picasso’s career. His Bleu and Rose periods will be highlighted extensively, as well as his work in cubism and surrealism.
As the only touring Picasso exhibit in the world, Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. worked directly with the Picasso Estate to ensure that this show meets the family’s high standards.
“The Picasso Succession (estate) gave me the right—and I’m the only one in the world—to do this Exhibition,” exhibition director Annabelle Mauger states in a press release. “That was so important for me. It’s been such a great responsibility, but a nice one.”
Olivier Picasso is the painter’s living grandson, as well as a television producer and author. He finds the exhibit to be a fresh and unique reinterpretation of his grandfather’s art.
“This is a kaleidoscope of his work,” Picasso says. “I think that if he had lived, the digital world of today would have fascinated him, both by its universal side and also in relation to the creativity that everyone can have, and he probably would have sublimated the medium.”
Picasso’s artwork will be shown at Pullman Yards, a 27-acre venue that opened in 1904 with a rich tradition showcasing innovative art and entertainment viewings.
It’s not the first Imagine Picasso exhibit, though. The show debuted in Lyon, France in 2019, then traveled to Quebec and Vancouver. More recently, the exhibition visited San Francisco in February.
“Picasso was always trying new things,” S2BN Entertainment Vice President of Experiential Exhibitions Jacob Cohl says. “It was a theme of his career; to be a pioneer, to be a revolutionary. So with this new world of digital exhibitions, we are carrying on his legacy.”
Imagine Picasso tickets are currently available to purchase. Visit imaginepicasso.com to learn more.
Photography by: Courtesy of Imagine Picasso