Cinalli - A Ravishing Muse featured in Sublime Magazine

27/10/2016

Cinalli - A Ravishing Muse featured in Sublime Magazine

PICASSO’S WORK OF ART FALL IN THE CATEGORY OF UNATTAINABLE, ONLY TO BE IN MUSEUMS, AUCTIONED AT INNUMERABLE AMOUNTS AND OWNED BY JUST THE VERY PRIVILEGED FEW. BUT THIS WAS UNTIL NOW.

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” is 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 made in collaboration with architect Suresh Singh 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. Back in