Pablo Picasso, ‘Hand Signed Congres Mondial 'Peace' Lithograph’, 1962, Hidden

This stunning vintage poster gives you the opportunity to own a rare piece of art history incorporating Picasso's iconic peace dove and a beautiful signature.

An original vintage lithographic poster from 1962 featuring Picasso's work. Printed by Mourlot in 1962 for the “Congres Mondial pour le Désarment Géneral et la Paix - Moscou". Sheet measures 100 x 65 cm.

Signed by the artist in red crayon.

For several decades now, vintage lithographic posters have become collectible works of art in their own right. With little in common with offset or digital reproductions, their place in art history is well established and documented.

Picasso was intimately involved in the production of these works. Conceived as announcement for a political event supporting peace and disarmament.

These images could be found throughout the city streets of Europe, on the windows of shops and cafés and on bulletin boards of schools and community centers. Their life span was usually short as they were often destroyed and discarded when replaced by the next poster.

Starting in the 1920's, the Atelier Mourlot was the largest and best known print shop to manufacture these lithographic works and over the years.

Signature: Hand signed by Picasso in red crayon

Publisher: Mourlot

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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