Pablo Picasso, ‘Composition with Glass and Fruitbowl’, 1965, Gilden's Art Gallery

This work is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Picasso" at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered from the edition of 300 at the lower left corner.
The work was printed in the 1965 in a limited edition of 300 impressions and published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris.
The paper bears the blindstamp of the publisher "Atelier Crommelynck, Paris" at the lower left margin. The paper also bears the Arches watermark in the lower margin.
This Etching printed by Also Crommelynck is based on Picasso's painting "Le Verre d'Absinthe" from 1924.

Note: Richard Solomon states of printmaker Aldo Crommelynck, "He [Crommelynck] formed an especially close working relationship with Picasso. In 1963, Picasso decided he need a printer close by his house, Notre-Dame-de-Vie in Mougins. Picasso would create etchings on copper plates supplied by Crommelynck in the morning and Crommelynck would return with proofs in the afternoon. When the proofing was complete, the plates went to Crommelynck's studio in Paris to be editions. Crommelynck printed for Picasso for over twenty years and collaborated on most of his intaglio projects including the series "60", and "156", and culminating in 1968 with Picasso's Suite 347."

Condition: Excellent condition.

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