Pablo Picasso, ‘Exposition Vallauris’, 1958, Masterworks Fine Art

Created by a linocut worked with gouge using three plates and three colors, this work is numbered from the edition of 175 (aside from the edition of 25 artist’s proofs reserved for the publisher). Published and printed by Arnéra, Vallauris, this work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in blue colored pencil in the lower right.

Signature: This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in blue colored pencil in the lower right margin.

Publisher: Published by Arnéra, Vallauris

  1. Baer, Brigitte. Picasso Peintre-Graveur, Volume 4. Galerie Kornfeld: Switzerland, 1989. Listed as plate 1050 on pg. 388.

  2. Bloch, Georges. Picasso Catalogue de l’ouvre gravé et lithographié, Volume I. Kornfeld et Cie: Switzerland, 1968. Illustrated and listed as plate 1284 on pg. 275.

  3. Rodrigo, Luis Carlos. Picasso In His Posters: Image and Work, Volume I. Arte Ediciones: Spain,1992. Illustrated and listed as plate 77 on pgs. 182-183, another example Illustrated and listed as plate 78 on pgs. 184-185.

  4. Rodrigo, Luis Carlos. Picasso In His Posters: Image and Work, Volume III. Arte Ediciones: Spain,1992. Illustrated and listed as plate 077 on pg. 1,429.

  5. Czwiklitzer, Christopher. Picasso’s Posters. Random House: New York, 1971. Listed and illustrated as plate 27.

  6. Czwiklitzer, Christopher. Pablo Picasso Plakate 1923 – 1973. Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co.: München, 1981. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 28.

  7. Foster, Joseph K.. The Posters of Picasso. Grosset and Dunlap: New York, 1964. Illustrated as plate 33 and discussed on page 30.

  8. Lieberman, William S. Picasso Linoleum Cuts. Random House: New York, 1985. Illustrated and listed image 135 on pg. 134.

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