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Picasso at the Frick

James Andrew at the Frick - photo by Gabriel Everett

James Andrew at the Frick - photo by Gabriel Everett

It’s interesting to speculate what art Henry Clay Frick would have added to his collection had he lived on for a few more decades. I’d like to think work by Picasso would have been included—if not by the insistence of Frick’s advisors and dealers, then by its references and underling roots in the grand European artistic tradition. No matter what may have been, I am happy to say that Picasso at The Frick has become a stunning reality with the exquisite exposition Picasso’s Drawings, 1890–1921: Reinventing Tradition which, as the title suggests, brings to the fore the element of drawing and its roll as an essential means of invention and discovery for Picasso.

05_Jeune_garcon_en_bleu_1905_Picasso_600“The Frick Collection, New York, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., have co-organized an exhibition for 2011–12 that will look at the dazzling development of Picasso’s drawings, from the precocious academic exercises of his youth in the 1890s to the virtuoso classical works of the early 1920s. Through a selection of more than fifty works at each venue, the presentation will examine the artist’s stylistic experiments and techniques in this roughly thirty-year period, which begins and ends in a classical mode and encompasses the radical innovations of cubism and collage.”


Certainly a visit to this magnificent show at the Frick and its splendid surrounds is a WIJW approved perfect way to spend an afternoon!

I’m photographed in the glorious dining room at the Frick by Gabriel Everett—referencing a still from the upcoming Madonna film “W.E.” I’m wearing a Tom Ford era navy velvet jacket and black leather tasseled loafers, Tom Ford bottle green mini hounds tooth check shirt with French cuffs, teal hounds tooth wool cashmere tie and a teal and navy silk pocket square, black watch tartan wool pants by Paul Smith, black alligator belt with sterling buckle by Ralph Lauren, Seaman Schepps aqua marine and diamond cuff links and my fragrance is Creed Windsor.

18 Comments

  1. JelenaR says:

    Jacket is beautiful,the perfect shoes!!!

  2. Marc de Paris says:

    Wonderful pictures:

    Your elegant look fits in beautifully with the XVIII th Century style, and I am glad to discover this amazing drawing by Picasso.

    I wish the exhibition could come in France to see the other works!

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful events

  3. Brad Phillips says:

    That’s a very blue look you have there, James.

    I hope the New York November isn’t overly cold yet.

  4. Matt says:

    It’s a very beautiful photo James, kudos for Mr Everett!

  5. James Andrew says:

    Dear Matt,

    As always – Thank You for your tremendous support and enthusiasm!

    Mr Everett is quite multi-talented- stay tuned for a WIJW? mini- film.

    Cheers

    JA

  6. Dean says:

    James!

    One of my favorite portraits of you ever! Love the surreal quality of this image…like a Canali ad…

    Dean

  7. Topaz says:

    One of my favorite looks in one of my favorite museums. This photo gets added to my desktop so I can enjoy it daily.

  8. James Andrew says:

    Dear Topaz,

    Thank You!

    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate all of your terrific support and feedback!

    Cheers

    JA

  9. Christian Fuchs says:

    My dearest James,

    I adore your navy blue velvet jacket…….you look so perfect at the Frick 😉

    Big Hug,

    Christian

  10. Mara Helmrich von Elgott says:

    Dieses Foto von Dir ist super James! Blau steht Dir super gut!

    Wünsche Dir einen superschönen Tag,

    Deine Mara

  11. Lola Montes says:

    Me encanta Picasso y también el Frick, luces increíble como de costumbre!

  12. Christiane von Könemann says:

    James! Ich liebe Picasso! Schönes neues Foto von Dir…….

    LG,

    Christiane

  13. Heidi says:

    Love it…! You’re so perfect in that room. Great bold stance too.

  14. Martina says:

    Eres increíble James!

  15. Dean Farris says:

    I can’t get over this one!

  16. James Andrew says:

    Dear Christian,

    As you know The Frick is one of my favorite places here in New York, so I am always thrilled whenever I have the opportunity to be photographed there.

    Cheers

    JA

  17. Dean Farris says:

    It’s a sublime, iconic WIJW image!

  18. I cannot wait to take in this show! Studying the drawings of an artist always offer precious insight into his thoughts and ideas. While the finished product is often adored, I am glad to see some attention given to these “scribbles”.

    Charming outfit – I particularly like the pants. And the cute mix of houndstooth and “puppy tooth”.

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