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,
The 1962 Linocuts
A lovely collection of four 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.
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.
Hand-signed Head of a Faun.
The 2nd poster for Vallauris 1948.
A lithograph produced on vellum in an edition of 300 by Mourlot.
Hand-signed in blue pencil
390 x 600 before framing
Referenced in: Mourlot 119; Bloch 1259; Czwiklitzer 2
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.
Two simply stunning lithographs
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.
The second 'Femme a la montre' (Woman with the watch) also produced by Mourlot in Paris for an exhibition at the Galerie Beyeler, Bale in 1967. From an edition of 1,600. Measuring 780 x 515 prior to framing.
Ref: Czwiklitzer 253.
£2,750 each framed to museum standard. (Reserved 15/5/17)
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
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.
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.
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