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In pictures: Picasso in Istanbul

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The Picasso exhibition in Istanbul is the first solo show for any major Western artist in Turkey.

Siesta (right) by Pablo Picasso

The show at the Sakip Sabanci Museum was the dream of the gallery's millionaire namesake.

Les Demoiselles D'Avignon

Classic pieces such as Les Demoiselles D'Avignon are on display among earlier works.

Femmes a leur Toilette

The tapestry of Femmes a leur Toilette adds a Turkish flavour to the exhibition.

Head of a Warrior

It also included ceramics and sculptures, such as Head of a Warrior (pic: Images Modernes. Photo: Eric Baudouin)

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Compulsory audio guides are provided to help Turkish visitors fully appreciate the works of the Spanish artist.

Woman (pic: Images Modernes. Photo: Marc Domage

Curator Marilyn McCully said she envied people seeing a Picasso for the first time. (pic: Images Modernes. Photo: Marc Domage)

Picasso exhibition

Organisers hope the exhibition will further enhance Western ties with modern Turkey.

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