Pablo Picasso, ‘Femme au chapeau a pompons et au corsage imprime ’, 1994, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Femme au chapeau a pompons et au corsage imprime ’, 1994, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

In 1962 Picasso made very many prints one of which was a famous linocut depicting his wife, Jacqueline. This is recorded in the Catalogue Raisonne as Bloch 1072, Baer 1318. After the death of the artist this was made into a Limited Edition rug under license from the succession Picasso and it was manufactured by Desso in the Netherlands. Although the edition is quite large we have never seen another example of this item fro sale which makes us believe that not so many were actually created. It is, in fact, a rare and lovely item.
Published by: SPADEM (Sociètè de la Propriètè Artistique et des Dessins et Modeles), an international organization formed to collect royalties on reproduction of artists' images and to police improper use of these images. All the heirs, except Marina Picasso, who recently changed her mind, have designated SPADEM their agent in these matters.
Manufactured by: Desso, The Netherlands, under license from the Succession Picasso in 1994. Desso is a prominent manufacturer of Fine Carpets.

Signature: signed recto

Manufacturer: Desso, The Netherlands

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