Picasso at the Pavilion

Workers in white gloves move “L’etreinte” by Pablo Picasso in preparation for the China debut of a traveling exhibition of selected works by the legendary artist which opens next Tuesday in the Shanghai World Expo China Pavilion. The China Picasso Exhibition will feature 48 oil paintings, seven prints, seven sculptures and 50 photographic works from the National Picasso Museum in Paris. The exhibition will celebrate each notable period of the artist’s eight-decade career including the Blue period, the Rose period and cubism. It is the first time that the works from the Paris museum have been shown in Shanghai.