Pablo Picasso, ‘Signature - Red & Blue ’, 1965, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Signature - Red & Blue ’, 1965, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Signature - Red & Blue ’, 1965, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Signature - Red & Blue ’, 1965, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Signature - Red & Blue ’, 1965, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Authentification: We have a letter from the Picasso Authentification (Mr Claude Ruize Picasso) enclosing a certificate of Authenticity for this item which is dated 20th July 2017. The buyer acquires this certificate.

Number 6 of a series of about 20 studies for cover designs for the book “Le peintre et son modele, 1965” and “Notre Dame de Ville, 1966, published by Editions du cercle d’art, Paris. The first of these was written by Helene Parmeline. There is a Picasso signature on the front cover in red crayon with a blue underline. We have a copy of this work which will be sold with our piece. Photos of the book showing the signature on the cover are available.

1) Charles Field Collection
2) Private Collection

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