Pablo Picasso, ‘Bacchanal | Bacchanale’, 1959-1963, Gilden's Art Gallery

Information: This aquatint in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Picasso" at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 300 at the lower left margin.
It was printed and published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris in an edition of 300 signed and numbered impressions.
The paper bears the Crommelynck blindstamp.
This aquatint is based on an earlier Gouache and Ink painting tilted "Le Repos du Faune" from the 22nd of June 1956. It was painted in Cannes and measures 47,7 x 56,3 cm.
The painting was included in the important Picasso exhibition "Picasso: The Mediterranean Years 1945-1962" by John Richardson (Gagosian Gallery, London, June 4 - August 28, 2010).

Condition: Excellent condition. The sheet very slightly toned.

Publisher: Atelier Crommelynck

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