January 12, 2008 – May 25, 2008
The first in a series of three exhibitions that focuses on legendary publishers, Kahnweiler, Editeur showcases twelve books published between 1909 and 1928 by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (1884–1979). Kahnweiler was a German expatriate who opened his first gallery in Paris in 1907. Inspired by Ambroise Vollard, he made a lifelong commitment to publish books illustrated by his favorite artists, including André Derain, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris, and others. He viewed his publications as promotional tools to introduce the young artists to new collectors of the avant-garde.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) Mademoiselle Léonie dans une chaise longue, pl. 3 from the book, Saint Matorel by Max Jacob [Paris, Henry Kahnweiler, 1911], 1910