Irish photographer Edward Quinn was a dear friend of Pablo Picasso, one that would last until the renowned painter's death. Their encounter was mutually beneficial and influential, with Quinn becoming the photographer of artists.
Prior to meeting Picasso, Quinn was already photographing celebrities and actors such as Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Brigitte Bardot, Winston Churchill. Quinn met Picasso in the town of Vallauris in 1951, in which at this point he was working at a pottery workshop, and their friendship continued on, with over 9,000 photos of Picasso's life, art, relationships curated in his camera, and 125 unique snapshots. Soon, he woud be acquainted with artists of the trade — from Francis Bacon, Salvador Dali, David Hockney, Graham Sutherland, and Max Ernst.
See some of the iconic portraits by Edward Quinn on the show My Friend - Pablo Picasso at the Art Museum Pablo Picasso in Munster, running through April 22.
Images are from the press kit.