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See new Picasso works at the British Museum

See new Picasso works at the British Museum

London is home to many of the world's most famous museums and cultural attractions, and it is these that help to ensure that tourism remains a pillar of the economy.

One of the most popular and well-known of these is the British Museum, which welcomes millions of people every year from all over the globe.

And the museum could very well see a spike in visitor numbers in the coming months after it was announced that two significant pieces of artwork will soon go on display at the venue in central London.

Made in 1962, when world famous artist Pablo Picasso was aged 80, the new works are sure to attract art-lovers from all over the world to the London landmark.

It has been revealed that the collection features the finished prints Still Life under the Lamp and Jacqueline Reading, while there are also step-by-step proofs of their journey through time.

They are, in fact, two of Picasso's most important pieces of work. 

According to the museum, they "reveal another facet of Picasso's astonishing creativity, and deepen the museum's coverage of his work as a printmaker".

Stephen Deuchar, director of the Art Fund, which helped towards the purchase, remarked: "The visual impact, rarity and exceptional quality of the Picasso linocut sets makes them a fantastic acquisition for the British Museum, and one which we are delighted to be supporting."

It has been confirmed that the pieces will all be on display at the museum until May 2014. They are to be housed among the Prints and Drawings collection.

Museum director Neil MacGregor said: "These two exceptional sets of linocuts are a significant addition to the British Museum's holdings of Picasso's graphic work." 

So, when you're next in the capital, make sure you take the time to see these works in the flesh.

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