Pablo Picasso, ‘Dances | Danses’, 1954, Gilden's Art Gallery

PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973
Málaga 1881-1973 Mougins (Spanish)

Title: Dances | Danses, 1954

Technique: Original Hand Signed and Hand Numbered Lithograph on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 50 x 65.5 cm. / 19.7 x 25.8 in.

Additional Information: This original lithograph is hand signed in green crayon "Picasso" at the lower left image.
It is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 50 at the lower right margin.
It is also dated in the image “13.2.54.” and was created in Vallauris.
The work was printed in a limited edition of 50 signed and numbered impressions with six unsigned proofs for the artist and the printer.
It was printed and published by Atelier Mourlot in 1954.
The paper bears the Arches watermark.

Literature:

  1. Mourlot, F. (2009). Picasso Project: Picasso. The Lithographic Work. Volume I. 1919-1949. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy.
    Reference: Mourlot 246
  2. Bloch, G. (1971). Pablo Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue of the printed graphic work 1904-1967. Bern: Edition Kornfeld and Klipstein.
    Reference: Bloch 750

Condition: Very good condition. Very pale, unobtrusive toning across the sheet.

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