Pablo Picasso, ‘Profil de Jacqueline au Foulard’, 1955, Frederick Mulder

An impression printed in black on 'offset fort' paper. Baer records eight to nine impressions of this subject, out of which three were printed on 'offset fort' paper with a margin only at the bottom. Our impression is one of these three proofs. Our impression also has a small margin at the top of the sheet, like the other impressions on ‘offset fort’ the sheet is slightly narrower than the linocut block. There was no edition printed of this subject. Exceptionally rare.

Inscribed by the printer, Hidalgo Arnéra, '28.12.1955 / Jacqueline au Foulard / Epreuve d'essai / Noir sur fond blanc / Sans suite' in pencil.

Signature: Stamped in ink on the verso, "Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé".

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