Ricardo Cinalli - A Ravishing Muse - An Irreverent Homage to Picasso

Ricardo Cinalli - A Ravishing Muse - An Irreverent Homage to Picasso

19 October - 5 November 2016

Replica frames made in collaboration with the architect Suresh Singh

London based Argentinean artist Ricardo Cinalli returns to the city with a tongue in cheek solo exhibition at jaggedart. In “A Ravishing Muse – An Irreverent Homage to Picasso”, Ricardo has indulged a life-long desire to pay tribute to Picasso. ‘Copies” of a series of “Têtes de Femmes” will be exhibited in the show, all renowned and reproduced many times. A distracted visitor may wonder how can a collection of such masterpieces be reunited under one roof, especially in a small Marylebone gallery. It is utopia. The portraits, the style, even the carefully replicated frames are almost alike. However the sizes differ and in some, Cinalli’s own imprint is present. Unintentionally, the show coincides with “Picasso Portraits” at the National Portrait Gallery.

Notions of forgery, reproduction, appropriation, branding and reverence are evoked in this exhibition. In 1987, Cinalli took part in “Viva Picasso” at Mario Flecha Gallery, with a homage to the artist that was then published in Time Out. An internationally renowned artist in his own right, at ease in drawing, painting, installations and large-sc