By Charlotte Stace
In the history of 20th century art, the figure of Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (1884-1979) is a legend. Of German origin, he chose Paris to open his gallery in 1907, at 28 rue Vignon. The few exhibitions and presentations that he organized there until 1914 make him the pioneer art dealer of Cubism.
Promoter of Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso, André Derain and Maurice de Vlaminck, and later of Juan Gris and Fernand Léger, Kahnweiler built from scratch an international network of cubist collectors. They included Hermann Rupf, Roger Dutilleul, Vincenc Kramar, Sergei Shchukin and Gertrude Stein. Kahnweiler was also a man of letters who later became a publisher and collector of exquisitely edited books.
This exhibition, curated by the Museu Picasso, explores his life, work, art and publishing feats. It will run from November this year until March 2023.