Pablo Picasso, ‘Picasso exhibition poster’, 1953, Wallector

Original price : 5000 euro
Very rare and precious poster of Pablo Picasso exhibition Milan, Palazzo Reale, 1953. Limited edition of 1.000 pieces.

The exhibition was held at Palazzo Reale from September to November 1953. During the exhibition, many important artist's works were shown. Overall 329 works by Picasso were exhibited, including the famous Guernica, more than a hundred of his personal collection. Historically, this is one of the most important among Picasso’s exhibitions.

This poster is a very rare piece since many parts of the edition were lost during the following years.

Pablo Picasso is one of the key figures of modern art. During this period, he made original artworks and developed new imagery and formal syntax. Also, he made original unique pieces in addition to multiple artworks, lithographs but also etchings.

Reference: "Picasso Plakate 1923-1973" by Chistoph Czwiklitzer, Kunst,1981,pp.86.

"Picasso Plakate 1923-1973" by Chistoph Czwiklitzer, Kunst,1981,pp.86.

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