Pablo Picasso, ‘Exposition Vallauris 57’, 1957, Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Exposition Vallauris 57’, 1957, Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Exposition Vallauris 57’, 1957, Heritage Auctions

Published by Hidalgo Arnéra, Vallauris

Condition Report: Bottom 1.5 inch of the sheet is wrapped around lower edge of backing board; 2" hard crease upper left corner; 3" hard crease upper right corner; 2 small tears to the center left edge of sheet; 2 1" creases center left; abrasion lower right; mild mat burns; mild light staining; scatterd smudges and offsetting stains;;handling creases through out. Non archivally mounted and hinged.

Signature: Signed in crayon lower right

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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