A Hidden Picasso

February 23–July 31, 2007

This exhibition examines Picasso’s Scéne de Rue, on view in Matisse and Beyond: The Painting and Sculpture Collection. During conservation work on the painting, X-rays revealed an image beneath its surface: an unfinished painting of a Parisian nightclub bearing a striking resemblance to another Picasso painting, Le Moulin de la Galette. The exhibition details this fascinating discovery.

Will Shank, SFMOMA's former head conservator; photo: Guggenheim Bilbao