Pablo Picasso, ‘Journal au Profil’, 1964, Heather James Fine Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Journal au Profil’, 1964, Heather James Fine Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Journal au Profil’, 1964, Heather James Fine Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Journal au Profil’, 1964, Heather James Fine Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Journal au Profil’, 1964, Heather James Fine Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Journal au Profil’, 1964, Heather James Fine Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Journal au Profil’, 1964, Heather James Fine Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Journal au Profil’, 1964, Heather James Fine Art

Journal au Profil is a unique hand painted trial proof. No edition was executed of this linocut. It is a variation of linocut media because it includes mixed media: engraving, hand painting, and India ink wash. The work depicts a page from the Nice newspaper "Patriote"

Signature: Signed lower middle, "Picasso" and dated verso "4.1.64"

Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland, "Picasso: Painted Linos," March-May 9, 1970, no. 42

Picasso: Painted Linos, exhibition catalogue, Galerie Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland, March-May 9, 1970, no. 42, illus.; The Complete Linoleum Cuts, 1939-1968 in Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture: A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue 1885-1973, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, San Francisco, California, 2012, no. L-178, illus.; Related letterpress engraving in B. Baer, Picasso Peintre-Graveur, Tome V, Catalogue Raisonne de l'Oeuvre Grave et des Monotypes, 1959-1965, Galerie Kornfeld, Bern, Switzerland, 1989, p. 550, no. 1367; The Picasso Project, ed., The Complete Linoleum Cuts, 1939-1968, San Francisco, 2012, no. L-178, illustrated p. 233; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Picasso: Painted Linos, 1970, no. 42, illustrated in the catalogue

Private Collection, California;
Sotheby's New York: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 [Lot 00407], Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale;
Private Collection, California

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