Pablo Picasso, ‘Drawings by Picasso - poster - Sala Gaspar, Barcelona’, 1961, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Affiche, avril 1961 - Dibujos de Picasso.
The poster was made to publicise an exhibition of Picasso’s drawings held at Sala Gaspar’s gallery in the Consejo de Cento, Barcelona in April 1961. Neither this poster nor it’s motif has been reproduced in other posters.
Edition: Our example comes from the unsigned edition of 500 on offset paper
There was also an edition of 50 signed and numbered copies and 10 artists proofs, on Rives wove paper.
Printed by: Foto-Repro S.A. Barcelona, 1961

Signature: printed signature

Publisher: Published by : Sala Gaspar, Barcelona, Spain

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Luis Carlos Rodrigo - “Picasso in his Posters” Number 110

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