The Guggenheim Museum is staging DESIRE CAUGHT BY THE TAIL, a rarely seen play by Pablo Picasso as part of Works & Process and the new exhibit Picasso Black & White.
While in occupied Paris in mid-January 1941, Pablo Picasso put down the brush and took up the pen for four days to write Desire Caught by the Tail. This rarely seen Surrealist play on the hardships of World War II was first presented on March 19, 1944, as a reading featuring artists and friends. On the occasion of the Guggenheim’s Picasso Black and White exhibition, on view October 5, 2012–January 23, 2013, Works & Process, with the assistance of Angela Westwater, founding partner of Sperone Westwater, will bring together a cast of artists for two special performances directed by SITI Company’s Anne Bogart. Enter via ramp at Fifth Ave and 88th St.