David Douglas Duncan, American (b. 1916)
After Jacqueline gave up trying to teach Pablo a ballet routine, the moment she sat down, he twirled away in his own routine, stomping and whirling, a combination square dancer and dervish, 1957
Inkjet print (printed 2013), 13 15/16 x 20 7/8 inches.
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri
Gift of the artist.
Celebrating Picasso: Through the Lens of David Douglas Duncan
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art • Ongoing
The Kansas City-born photographer David Douglas Duncan, recognized internationally as one of the greatest photojournalists in the 20th century, has given The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art 161 photographs. Two of the photographs were taken during the Korean War; all the others were taken over a period of nearly two decades at the home of Pablo Picasso.
A selection of the Picasso photographs are on view in Bloch Lobby from Oct 25, in celebration of Picasso’s birthday on that day, until Jan 26, 2014. To further celebrate the generosity and talented eye of Duncan, the Nelson-Atkins, in collaboration with the Kansas City Public Library, will offer visitors a free copy of Duncan’s magnificent autobiography, Photo Nomad. This gift to the community is a small gesture marking Duncan’s lasting legacy. The books are available on a first come, first served basis.
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