SYDNEY PICASSO

Sydney Picasso has been writing about modern and contemporary art, archaeology and style for many years. She is the co-author, notably, with Claude Francois Baudez, of Lost Cities of the Maya, Gallimard, 1986. She also wrote “Picasso, as if I were a Signature” Hachette, 1996, and “The Invention of Paradise”: The Photographs of Paul-Emile Miot (2008) Edition Daniel Blau. For many years she wrote in French Vogue on contemporary art, as well as in Contemporaine, Art Press, and has contributed many essays such as in” The Muse: Francesco Clemente, and “Picasso, A Contemporary Dialogue”, Andy Warhol, “The Polo Paintings” (Editions Thaddaeus Ropac), Ombres Portees, Porteurs d’Ombres: Three Mexican Artists (Centre Culturel du Mexique, Paris) She co-translated John Russell’s “Francis Bacon”, and recently, “Bite” by Fabrice Hergott, in Cained and Abled: The Chapman Brothers. Recently a text on Oceanic Fish Hooks, ” A Small Philosophy of Ones” in Fish Hooks of the South Pacific, Editions Hirmer 2012, “From Silverpoint to Silver Screen” in Andy Warhol Drawings 1950s, Hirmer 2013, and “Body of Proof” in Su Xiaobai, Hong Kong, 2014. She recently curated an exhibition of contemporary international sculpture “Night Fishing” at TEFAF in Maastricht: March 2015.She was Adjunct Director of the Musee d’Art and Histoire in Meudon, and a member of URA 5 CNRS, and RCP 394 Recherches sur les Societes Amerindiennes, et sur l’Art Rupestre. and was a Research assistant at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). She was President of la Societe du Jeu de Paume(1997-2004) and Administrator of the Fondation Daniel and Florence Guerlain, and is presently a board member of the Amis du Festival d’Automne de Paris and was awarded Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in 1999.