Pablo Picasso, ‘Double Essay on Picasso | Doble Esayo sobre Picasso’, 1968, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original drypoint is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Picasso” at the lower right margin.
It is also numbered, from the edition of 120 at the lower left margin.
It was printed by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris in 1968 in a limited edition of 120 signed and numbered impressions. There were a further ten impressions for collaborators.
It was published by Editorial Gustavo Gili S.A., Barcelona in the same year.

Literature:

  1. Bloch, G. (1968), Pablo Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue of the printed graphic work 1904-1967. Bern: Editions Kornfeld et Klipstein.
    Reference: Bloch 1854
  2. Cramer, P. (1983). Pablo Picasso: The Illustrated Books: Catalogue Raisonné. Geneva: Cramer Reference: Cramer 142

Condition: Excellent condition. A printer’s crease in the upper left margin.

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