Idols, Lovers and Muses
Shelley Adler

10 June - 3 July, 2021

“It became increasingly interesting to me how little I knew about who the models to Picasso were and how many of them were artists. These models, who had been painted over and over again, never seemed to garner much attention outside of being labeled a model to Picasso. As I dug deeper, I found these models to be fascinating women who were fiercely creative and intelligent, and in some cases very accomplished in their own right. I created a link in my mind between their creativity and the quality of Picasso’s work – that he must have fed off their creative minds and spirits and indeed did make great work with these models.” -Shelley