Pablo Picasso, ‘Picador debout avec son cheval et une femme (Picador, Woman, and Horse), 1959’, 1959, Masterworks Fine Art

Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin; printed by Arnéra, Vallauris and published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris

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

Publisher: Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris

  1. Baer, Bridgette. Picasso Peintre-Graveur, Tome V – Catalogue Raisonné de l’œuvre grave et des monotypes, Berne: Editions Kornfeld, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1238.

  2. Bloch, Georges. Picasso Catalogue de l’ouvre gravé et lithographié, Volume I. Kornfeld et Cie: Switzerland, 1968. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. no. 913

  3. Boeck, W., intr. Pablo Picasso Linoleum Cuts: Bacchanals, Women, Bulls & Bullfighters, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1962. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 10, plate 10.

  4. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Picasso: Sixty Years of Graphic Works, New York Graphic Society: Greenwich. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 323.

  5. McVinney, L. Donald, et al Picasso Linoleum Cuts: The Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Random House, 1985. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 28.

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