Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Danseur, Tête d’Histrion (The Dancer, Head of an Actor), 1965’, 1965, Masterworks Fine Art

Created in 1965, this original color linocut is printed and published on Arches paper by Arnéra, Vallauris. Hand signed by Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) in pencil in the lower right, this work is numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left.

Signature: This work is hand -signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin.

  1. Baer, Brigitte. Picasso: Peintre-graveur, Tome V 1959-1965. Berne: Editions Kornfeld, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1360.

  2. Bloch, Georges. Picasso: Tome II, Catalogue de l’oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1966-1969. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Cie, 1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1849.

  3. Comune di Arona, Assessorato per la Cultura. Picasso ad Arona. SIAE: Arona, 2002. Listed and illustrated on pg. 54.

  4. Czwiklitzer, Christopher. Picasso’s Posters. New York: Random House, 1970/1971. listed as catalogue raisonné . no 222.

  5. Lieberman, William S. and McVinney, L. Donald, Picasso Linoleum Cuts, New York: Random House,1985. listed as catalogue raisonné no. 107.

  6. Rodrigo, Luis Carlos, Picasso in His Posters, Vol I, Spain: Arte Ediciones, 1992. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 145.

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