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Edouard Malingue Gallery debuts with large showing of Picasso in Hong Kong
New gallery opens in Central with 18 works by the great Cubist master
The Edouard Malingue Gallery opened with an exhibition of 18 works by Picasso -- considered the largest Picasso showing in Hong Kong -- including works that are exhibiting in Asia for the first time.
The brand new gallery is the first in Hong Kong to be dedicated to Impressionist and Modern Art. Founder Edouard Malingue is the son of Daniel Malingue of the reputable Galerie Malingue in Paris.
It makes sense for the Malingues to pick Hong Kong for its Asian expansion as the city gains a reputation as a prime arts hub.
"Hong Kong is undoubtedly the pivotal art hub in Asia," says Edouard Malign. "Its status as a gateway to Mainland China offers us the access to the fast-growing appetite in Impressionist and Modern Art in the Mainland. We see many business opportunities here in the long run."
Even if we're not looking to buy, we will drop by the gallery to see "Head of a Woman with a Hat" up close. Completed by Picasso in 1962 when he was already past 80 years old, the painting is a portrait of his second and last wife Jacqueline Roque. It demonstrates Picasso's artistic vitality in the late period of his career.
One of Picasso's sketch books will also be on display.
The gallery also represents Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Sisley, Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian, Léger, Miró, Magritte, Dalí and Giacometti, as well as the Paris-based Chinese masters Zhao Wuji and Zhu Dequn.
Edouard Malingue Gallery
8 Queen's Road, Central, tel +852 2810 0317