Picture book of the Week
New Statesman Magazine
A beautifully produced, fully illustrated catalogue. Coppel’s introduction, appropriately titled ‘Into the Labyrinth: Picasso’s Vollard Suite’, offers a lucid account of the history of the production of the 100 plates that came to be known as the Vollard Suite.
This publication was prompted by the British Museum's acquisition last year of the Vollard Suite (100 etchings produced by Picasso between 1930-37). The prints are beautifully reproduced, and their key themes – the artist's burgeoning interest in sculptural forms and the classical world – discussed. This is the first major reassessment of this seminal series since Picasso's death.