The Divas of Fashion Week El Paseo gathered at Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert for a private reception and viewing of important works by Pablo Picasso and Alexander Calder.
Some of the art has not been on public display ever, or have not been exhibited since being on display at art museums during the 1940s.
A tour of the two-salon show was led by the gallery’s art specialist Montana Beutler, who discussed the diverse array of works by Calder including mobiles, paintings and gouaches, prints, sculpture and tapestries in the first salon; and the sizable collection of ceramics and works on paper by Picasso in the second.
“We’re impressed with the quality and rarity of the works we were able to acquire for the show,” said Jim Corona, the gallery’s co-owner, who noted that many of the works are not for sale, but for their visitor’s enjoyment. “We want people to come in and be inspired by what they see. We enjoy learning the backstory of the works and sharing it here at the gallery.”
Calder and Picasso continues through May 30. The show will move for the summer to Heather James Fine Art in Jackson Hole, Wy.
Photography by Loretta Vlach