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Kunstmuseum Basel St. Alban-Graben 8 PO Box, CH-4010 Basel T +41 61 206 62 62 kunstmuseumbasel.ch Karen N. Gerig Head of Communication T +41 61 206 62 80 [email protected] Media release Basel, 9 June 2022 Picasso—El Greco June 11–September 25, 2022, Kunstmuseum Basel | Neubau Curator: Carmen Giménez, with Gabriel Dette, Josef Helfenstein, and Ana Mingot A grand special exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Basel turns the spotlight on Pablo Picasso’s (1881–1973) engagement with the art of the Cretan-born Old Master Doménikos Theotokópoulos, better known as El Greco (1541–1614). With around thirty pairs of masterworks by both artists, it retraces their dialogue, one of the most fascinating such colloquies in the history of art. A core set of works by Picasso from the museum’s own collection is complemented by first-rate loans from all over the world. Pablo Picasso helped set the course of European art history at several key junctures. Few artists enjoy greater international renown; few have bee...