Pablo Picasso, ‘Farol’, 1959, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Linocut, Frederick Mulder
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Pablo Picasso

Farol, 1959

Linocut
6 1/2 × 8 9/10 in
16.5 × 22.6 cm
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Frederick Mulder

A working proof printed in black adn brown over a light brown background on 'offset fort' …

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Stamped in ink on verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
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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.

Pablo Picasso, ‘Farol’, 1959, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Linocut, Frederick Mulder
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A working proof printed in black adn brown over a light brown background on 'offset fort' paper from before the edition of 50, printed by Imprimerie Arnéra and published by Galerie Louise Leiris. The second state printed in black is slightly misregistered.

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Stamped in ink on verso, 'Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé'
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
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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.

Pablo Picasso

Farol, 1959

Linocut
6 1/2 × 8 9/10 in
16.5 × 22.6 cm
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