A selection of 64 of pictures donated by the photojournalist and friend of Picasso
David Douglas Duncan - a photojournalist of international renown and a friend of Pablo Picasso's - donated a set of 161 photographs selected by Duncan himself on occasion of the 50th anniversary of the museum opening. A first selection of 64 of these pictures that welcome the museum's temporary exhibitions. The incorporation of this set of photographs, taken by David Douglas Duncan between the years 1956 and 1962, enhances the museum's documentary collection. The pictures are a fine example of the close ties between photographer and artist and reveal, on the one hand, everyday scenes of Picasso and his family - particularly with Jacqueline, his last wife - and, on the other, bear exceptional witness to the artist's creative processes. This is the first of the two exhibitions devoted to the David Douglas Duncan donation. The 64 pictures on display now under the title The Donation of David Douglas Duncan were all taken in the same physical space, La Californie, one of the studio-cum-houses Pablo Picasso had in the south of France. The next exhibition, foreseen for the autumn of 2014, will bring together all the pictures that are directly related to art works in the museum's permanent collection, and will propose a dialogue between the actual works and the images that captured the various stages in the artist's creative process.