Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France. Regarded as one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement,
Carnet de la Californie - Lithographs
Carnet de la Californie was printed at Mourlot Studios, the famed lithographic print shop that specialized in artist collaborations—Picasso himself made more than four hundred lithographs at Mourlot between 1945 and 1969.
Their reproduction of the sketchbook showcased the printmakers’ prowess and even reproduces the brush strokes and pressure of the colored pencils with an accuracy that makes each work feel like the original.
The works are in pristine condition, they are beautiful, richly inked and framed to museum standards.
Each lithograph measures 42 x 27cm (54.5 x 39cm framed)
Jacqueline In Turkish Clothing
Three drawings of a woman in Turkish clothing, which may have been variations for his painting Jacqueline in Turkish Costume (1955), a portrait of his second wife, Jacqueline Roque.
Each lithograph is taken from the limited edition of exact replicas of Picasso's 1955 sketchbook, published by Circle d'Art in 1959.
Rare hand-signed Peace poster
This stunning vintage poster gives you the opportunity to own a rare piece of art history incorporating Picasso's iconic peace dove and a beautiful signature.
An original vintage lithographic poster from 1962 featuring Picasso's work. Printed by Mourlot in 1962 for the “Congres Mondial pour le Désarment Géneral et la Paix - Moscou". Sheet measures 100 x 65 cm.
Signed by the artist in red crayon.
For several decades now, vintage lithographic posters have become collectible works of art in their own right. With little in common with offset or digital reproductions, their place in art history is well established and documented.
Picasso was intimately involved in the production of these works. Conceived as announcement for a political event supporting peace and disarmament.
These images could be found throughout the city streets of Europe, on the windows of shops and cafés and on bulletin boards of schools and community centers. Their life span was usually short as they were often destroyed and discarded when replaced by the next poster.
Starting in the 1920's, the Atelier Mourlot was the largest and best known print shop to manufacture these lithographic works and over the years.
A pair of terracotta pitchers, both Partially engraved, with black engobe.Conceived on 30 August 1963 and executed in numbered editions of 300.
Both stamped, marked and numbered 'Edition Picasso / Madoura Plein Feu / Edition Picasso
Yan soleil (A.R. 516)
Numbered 86/300' (underneath)
Height: 10¼ in. (26 cm.)
Yan bandeau noir (A.R. 514)
Numbered 29/300' (underneath)
Height: 10½ in. (26.6 cm.)
The 1962 Linocuts
A pair of the renowned linocuts produced in 1962.
Picasso began making linoleum cuts during the late 1950's when the originals of these images were issued by Gallerie Louise Leiris in signed editions of 50.
In 1962 Picasso and the Louise Leiris Gallery cooperated again with the production of a facsimile edition of the linocuts, meticulously recreated in reduced size.
This impression from the sought-after 1962 edition was published on heavy wove paper with a richly textured printed surface. The sheet measures 318 x 365 mm and the image size is 270 x 325 mm.
Framed and glazed.
Exposition Vallauris 1957 – Very rare hand-signed linocut.
This stunning linocut printed in colours has been hand-signed by Picasso in crayon and numbered 144/175.
Printed by Hildago Arnéra, Vallauris in 1957 and published by the Association des Potiers de Vallauris, on wove paper, with full margins. An extremely sought after poster in it's own right but considerably enhanced by the addition of the artists signature.
The linocut image measures 63.5 x 53cm on a full sheet measuring 100 x 67cm.
The work is referenced in Bloch (B.1277) and Czwiklitzer "The posters of Picasso" n°24.
Nu Accoude (Nude Leaning)
An original hand-signed and numbered (5/50) aquatint with dry-point on Rives wove paper with the 'Pablo Picasso' watermark, from the "Sable Mouvant" portfolio.
From the very rare limited edition of just 50 printed in 1965 by Atelier Crommelynck and published by Louis Broder, Paris. Dimensions: 38 x 28 cm.
Referenced in the catalogue Raisone (Georges Bloch . 1190; Brigitte Baer. 1159)
A gorgeous piece.
Stunning investment piece
An original Hand Drawn Head of a Faun
An original and rare lithograph on which Pablo Picasso has drawn the head of faun and signed the work with a blue pencil.
This original lithograph is from a limited edition of just 300 proofs produced in 1948 on Crêvecoeur du Marais paper. Picasso has however transformed what is already a rare and collectable work in its own right, into one that is both stunning and truly unique. Using the lithographic illustration as a base he has built onto the image with stylised detail added in blue crayon, in the process altering the simple printed image into one of great warmth and charm. With a final flourish Picasso has then added a striking signature.
The work is similar in topic and style to other work produced by Picasso that year in particular 'Faune Souriant'
The work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity produced in 2012 by Claude Picasso, the artist's son and executor.
The lithograph measures 40 x 60cm and has been framed to museum standards.
A lithograph from an edition of 300 copies published and printed in 1969 by Mourlot, Paris, with their stamp on the reverse. From the series "Au Baiser d'Avignon"
Printed on heavy Arches vellum paper with full margins, the sheet measuring 40 x 50 cm before framing.
The Elegy of Iphetonga' 2 lithographs from an edition of just 64.
On the 11th April, 1949, Picasso made four ink wash drawings specifically to accompany the poem 'The Elegy of Iphetonga' and 'The Masks of Ashes'
The images were printed on Arches lithographic paper by Mourlot Freres, Paris and published in 1954.
Each image measures approximately 13" x 10" and has been mounted and framed to museum standards.
Number 58 from an edition of 64
A simply stunning lithograph
The first produced to promote the exhibition 'Picasso, 85 gravures' at the Galerie
Berggruen, Paris, in 1966.
With deep rich inks, produced by Mourlot in Paris. From an edition of 2,000. Measuring 755 x 515mm prior to framing.
£2,750 ach framed to museum standard.
Picasso et la gravure contemporaine - 1966
A screen-printed poster produced in 1966 by Baviéra. From an edition of 1200 copies created by the City of Vallauris for an exhibition of Picasso engravings.
Measuring 42 x 67 cm before framing and Referenced in the catalogue of Picasso’s work; Czwiklitzer n°285
In superb condition. Mounted and framed. £1,750
156 gravures récentes - 1973
A screen-printed poster printed on light vellum paper in 1973 by Mourlot and published by the Gallery Louise Leiris, Paris.
Measuring 46 x 71 cm before framing and referenced in the catalogue of Picasso’s work; Czwiklitzer n°450
In superb condition. Mounted and framed. £850