Pablo Picasso, ‘Piments rouges dans un panier ’, 1957, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Piments rouges dans un panier ’, 1957, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Piments rouges dans un panier ’, 1957, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Piments rouges dans un panier ’, 1957, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Piments rouges dans un panier ’, 1957, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Piments rouges dans un panier ’, 1957, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

1)Piments rouges dans un panier (Red peppers in a basket)
2) Envelope in coloured crayons addressed to Gilberte Ducloud.
The drawing was originally folded into quarters and posted to the recipient which accounts for folds vertically and horizontally across the piece. On the verso of the frame can be seen the envelope in which it was posted addressed to Gilberte Duclaud. The envelope is stamped and dated 16/9/1957. Picasso himself wrote the address in coloured crayons which is a work of art in itself.
Authentification:
The work comes with a certificate of authenticity by Claude Picasso dated 20/4/200
There is also a signed certificate from Gilberte Ducloud dated, Paris, 5th June, 1986. This certifies that the drawing was given to her as a present by Picasso to thank her for many exhibitions of his works in her different Galleries in Cannes between 1957 and 1967.
Note: Gilberte Duclaud, Director of Galerie 65, was the author of a book entitled “Ces peinters nos amis” which was published in the same year as this drawing was made. The book was published by Galerie 65. On the front cover it had a colour lithograph entitled “Dans l’atelier de Picasso” which had been printed by Mourlot Freezers. The book dealt with a number of different artists such as Buffet, Daboval, Dali, Pons, Mane Katz, Tinges and, of course, Pablo Picasso. Gilbert Ducloud was a considerable literary figure and had been painted in the 1920’s by Theofile Steinlen. The work may have had some sort of recognition of a quarrel. Red peppers obviously are very piquant and the artist, who loved metaphor, may have been making some sort of barbed comment with his gift to Gilberte. If this was the case it was patched up because we know that Picasso went on to make further exhibitions at her Gallery thereafter.
Condition: In good condition. The drawing was originally posted by the artist to the recipient and was folded vertically and horizontally to be placed in the envelope. The fold marks are visible.

Signature: signed in blue crayon

The artist: Gift to Gilberte Ducloud
Gilberte Ducloud, Galerie 65, Cannes
3) Paris Art Dealer
5) London Art Dealer- Fairhead Fine Art

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