Pablo Picasso, ‘Manolo Hugnet, Ceret, Musee D'art Moderne’, 1957, ArtWise

Manolo Huguet-Czwiklitzer #26. Published by le Musee DíArt Moderne de Ceret in France for an exhibition held from August to October 1957. Printed on Arches paper, unsigned and not numbered. Bought directly from the printer many years ago, only a few copies on Arches in existence. Printed by Mourlot. Lithograph drawn on lithographic paper transferred to stone for an exhibition at the Ceret Modern Art Museum in 1957. 100 copies on Arches paper.

Publisher: Musee D’Art Moderne de Ceret in France

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