Edouard Malingue Gallery, the first Hong Kong gallery dedicated to impressionist and modern art, has just opened with a large Picasso exhibition (which will run until Dec 4). Most of the paintings and drawings on view are appearing for the first time ever in Asia, so this is a great opportunity to get up-close with iconic works by one of the greatest master of the 20th century. Taking centre-stage is Study for Two Nudes, a captivating watercolour featuring the iconic palette of the Picasso’s Blue Period. It is a study for the painting Deux femmes nues (Two Nudes), which belongs to the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and stands at the nexus of Picasso's diverse pictorial investigations from 1906 to 1907. Equally noteworthy is Head of a Woman with a Hat. Completed by Picasso in 1962 at the age of over 80, this portrait of Jacqueline Roque - his second and last wife - is evidence of an unprecedented artistic vitality in the late period of Picasso's career. Edouard Malingue Gallery is founded by the French art dealer Edouard Malingue, the elder son of Daniel Malingue, the founder and director of the renowned Galerie Malingue in Paris and a legendary art dealer. The new Edouard Malingue Gallery is located on Queen’s Road.