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The Kyocera Gallery Opens a Special Art Exhibition: Picasso Copper Plate Print Series 347 ― The Image of Love

Commemorating the 60th anniversary of Kyocera’s founding, the exhibition features a world-class art collection from Pablo Picasso

May 15, 2019Japan

Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) announced the opening of a special exhibition at the Kyocera Gallery on the first floor of the Kyocera Head Office in Kyoto, Japan. The Kyocera Gallery is free and open to the public as a part of the social contribution activities of Kyocera Corporation. In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Kyocera's founding, the special exhibition will open from May 18 through June 30, 2019, titled "Picasso Copper Plate Print Series 347― The Image of Love."

Photo:The Kyocera Gallery
The Kyocera Gallery

As an expression of gratitude for all our customers and the local community in Kyoto that has helped support us over the past 60 years, this special exhibition will feature the Picasso Copper Plate Print Series 347, which represents works from his later years. The exhibition will consists of two parts: the first half, which will show from May 18 to June 5, and the second half, from June 8 to June 30. All the works displayed in the special exhibition are owned by Kyocera.

During his lifetime, Picasso created over 2,000 copper plate prints. Among them, the 347 Series is a set of sequential artworks which he created in the 204 days from March 16 to October 5, 1968, at the age of 86. The series centers on his long-life theme, "Love," as well as a variety of other themes he worked on during his career. As copper plate methods enabled him to create art at a higher speed than traditional paintings, Picasso could unleash his full of creativity in the limited time he had left. Through this art collection, visitors can sense Picasso's continued desire to challenge innovative artistic techniques through to even the end of his lifetime.

Exhibition Details
Exhibition Title Kyocera 60th Anniversary Exhibition
"Picasso Copper Plate Print Series 347 ― The Image of Love"
Location The Kyocera Gallery
(Kyocera Corporation Global Head Office, 1st floor)
6 Takeda Tobadono-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, Japan 612-8501
Dates First-half:May 18 (Sat) through June 5 (Wed)
Second-half:June 8 (Sat) through June 30 (Sun)
* The Gallery is open every day during this period, except for June 6-7 for replacements
Hours 10:00am to 5:00pm (last admission at 4:30pm)
Admission Free
Exhibits 347 items (Items will be divided into first and second halves)
Supervisor Mr. Haruki Yaegashi (Art historian, curatorial adviser of Seki Art Gallery)
Host Kyocera Corporation
Co-sponsor Kyoto City
Special Corporation Kyoto Prefecture; Kyoto Chamber of Commerce and Industry; The Kyoto Shimbun Co., Ltd.; Kyoto Branch Office of Nikkei Inc.; The Yomiuri Shimbun Kyoto General Bureau; The Asahi Shimbun Kyoto General Bureau; Mainichi Newspapers Co., Ltd. Kyoto Bureau; Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd. Kyoto General Bureau; Kyoto Broadcasting System Company Limited

About Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Known as the influential artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso is one of the maestros in the Western art world. Through each period, such as the "Blue Period," the "Rose Period," the "Cubism Period," and the "Neoclassicism Period," he continuously developed new innovations on methods of visual recognition and left more than 20 thousands of works from his 90-year-life. In addition to paintings and dessins, he created an extremely wide variety of works from other formative artistic disciplines, from sculpture, pottery, engravings and stage costumes, through to poetry and dramas.

*1 "The Kyocera Museum of Art" was renamed "The Kyocera Gallery" on April 1, 2019.