Pablo Picasso, ‘Mes Dessins D'Antibes’, 1958, ArtWise

One of sixteen lithographs by Picasso from a portfolio titled "Mes Dessins D'Antibes" (My Antibes Drawings). Printed after Picasso, Jacomet process, extracted from the album "Mes dessins d'Antibes". Ed. Au Pont des Arts, Paris. The sixteen (16) lithographic facsimiles were printed in black by Daniel Jacomet after drawings by Pablo Picasso that were created while Picasso was in Antibes in 1946. There is some light foxing throughout. About the Portfolio The portfolio was published both in a French version in Paris and an American version in English in New York by Daniel Jacomet for the Galerie Chalette in 1958. The complete portfolio had two title leaves (one of them a lithographic facsimile of Picasso's manuscript in red), two leaves with text in English and French, a justification leaf and sixteen (16) lithographic facsimiles printed in black by Daniel Jacomet after drawings by Pablo Picasso. created at Antibes in 1946.

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