Picasso’s paintings to go on display in Cuba next month

Pablo Picasso’s artwork will go on display in Cuba in May, officials said Friday. His collection of “Portraits Imaginaires” is scheduled to be exhibited at the Arts Center of Holguín, east of Cuba, during the May Pilgrimage from May 2 to 8. Alexis Triana, president of the Organizing Committee of the May Pilgrimage, thanked the culture ministry Friday for arranging for them to host the exhibit, which features the work of an artist whose legacy lives on his impact on younger generations or artists.

Triana said American art dealer Gilbert Brownstone recently donated the 29 works of the collection to the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana. Brownstone, who chairs a foundation and a gallery under his name in Paris, gave four lithographs by Spanish artist Antoni Tapiés to Cuba in 2004. In January, Brownstone donated prints and drawings by artists such as Marcel Duchamp, André Masson, Joan Miró, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol to Cuba.

The May Pilgrimage, originally a religious activity, has become a popular cultural event in Holguín.

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