Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Peintre et son Modele ’, 1994, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Peintre et son Modele ’, 1994, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

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.
Note: The original painting prototype for this rug was created in 1928. It is currently located in the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Signature: signed recto

Manufacturer: Desso, The Netherlands, under license from the Succession Picasso in 1994. his makes the item an authorised Picasso Multiple. Desso is a prominent manufacturer of fine carpets.

MOMA, New York, USA

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