Pablo Picasso, ‘Hand signed Linocut - Exposition Vallauris 1957’, 1957, Hidden

Exposition Vallauris 1957 – Very rare hand-signed linocut.

This stunning linocut printed in colours has been hand-signed by Picasso in crayon and numbered 144/175.

Printed by Hildago Arnéra, Vallauris in 1957 and published by the Association des Potiers de Vallauris, on wove paper, with full margins. An extremely sought after poster in it's own right but considerably enhanced by the addition of the artists signature.

The linocut image measures 63.5 x 53cm on a full sheet measuring 100 x 67cm.

Publisher: Hildago Arnéra

The work is referenced in Bloch (B.1277) and Czwiklitzer "The posters of Picasso" n°24.

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