Pablo Picasso in the collection of The National Gallery of Iceland; Jacqueline with a yellow ribbon / Jacqueline au ruban jaune (1962)
22.7.2015 — 14.1.2018
The National Gallery of Iceland invites visitors to experience the work of Pablo Picasso, the most famous artist of the 20 th century, while getting acquainted with the art of the Spanish master and the history of the work through text and video.
The work has recently been on loan for two exhibitions, at the National Portrait Gallery in London and at Museo Picasso in Barcelona. It has now been returned and is on display at the National Gallery of Iceland.
Picasso's widow, Jacqueline Roque Picasso, gave the portrait of herself to Mrs. Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, who as a president of Iceland at the time took the generosity as a gift to the nation. Following this unique decision of both women the bust was consigned to the National Gallery of Iceland in 1988. It has been shown more often abroad than in Iceland and it is considered to be among the artist's most unusual portraits. It is consequently coveted by art museums worldwide.