A Hidden Picasso

September 14, 2004 – January 16, 2005

A Hidden Picasso is an unusual exhibition held to mark the 20th Congress of the International Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works. A highlight of the Congress will be the presentation of the results of a research project into two works done by Picasso in 1900. During research on the painting Rue de Montmartre in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, x-rays revealed underneath a preliminary sketch of a Parisian nightclub bearing a surprising resemblance to Le Moulin de la Galette now in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Pablo Picasso

Le Moulin de la Galette, Paris, autumn 1900

Oil on canvas

88,2 x 115,5 cm.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
Thannhauser Collection, Gift, Justin K. Thannhauser