Pablo Picasso, ‘Dora Maar (Femme Assise)’, 1955, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Dora Maar (Femme Assise)’, 1955, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Dora Maar (Femme Assise)’, 1955, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Dora Maar (Femme Assise)’, 1955, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Dora Maar (Femme Assise)’, 1955, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Dora Maar (Femme Assise)’, 1955, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Dora Maar (Femme Assise)’, 1955, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Dora Maar (Femme Assise)’, 1955, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Dora Maar (Femme Assise)’, 1955, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Dora Maar (Femme Assise)’, 1955, Graves International Art

An original vintage lithograph exhibition poster after Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) titled "Dora Maar (Femme Assise)", 1955. Limited edition: 500. Printed and published by Fernand Mourlot in Paris, France, 1955. Text at bottom: Exposition Picasso - Musee Des Arts Decoratifs Pavillion De Marsan - 107 Rue De Rivoli - Paris 1er Juin - Octobre 1955 - Ouvert Tous Les Jours De 10 Heures A 17 Heures. Printed bottom right: Mourlot - Paris. Provenance: The Bass Museum of Art collection. Sheet size: 41.75" x 26.75. This original poster is in overall fair condition: some wear and tear on margins, bottom two lines of text were previously folded to fit framing, toned. The outer top margin is trimmed unevenly. However, the lithography - the imagery itself of Dora Maar is in excellent condition, rich colors. Rare.

Publisher: Fernand Mourlot

The Bass Museum of Art

The Bass Museum of Art collection

About Pablo Picasso

A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France