Pablo Picasso, ‘Smiling Faun | Faune Souriant’, 1948, Gilden's Art Gallery
Pablo Picasso, ‘Smiling Faun | Faune Souriant’, 1948, Gilden's Art Gallery

This Lithograph is hand signed in pencil "Picasso" at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered at the lower left margin "13/50".
The work was printed in a limited edition of 50 signed and numbered impressions with six unsigned proofs for the artist and the printer.
It was printed and published by Mourlot in 1948.

Note: This lithograph is one of the seven works that Picasso made on March 10 at Mourlot’s Atelier in Paris, five of those portray a flute-playing faun.

Literature:

  1. Mourlot, F. (2009). Picasso Project: Picasso. The Lithographic Work. Volume I. 1919-1949. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy.
    Reference:
    Mourlot 112.
  2. Bloch, G. (1971). Pablo Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue of the printed graphic work 1904-1967. Bern: Edition Kornfeld and Klipstein.
    Reference:
    Bloch 519

Condition: Very good condition. Some very small splotches of pale yellow staining at upper sheet corners.

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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Picasso. Sculptures, Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), Brussels
2016
Picasso and His Printers, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
2016
Picasso: The Artist and His Muses, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2016
Picasso Sculptor, Musée Picasso Paris, Paris
2015
Picasso! An Anniversary Exhibition, Musée Picasso Paris, Paris

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Pablo Picasso | Print as an original art form, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2016
Picasso. Sculptures, Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), Brussels
2016
Picasso and His Printers, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
2016
Picasso: The Artist and His Muses, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2016
Picasso Sculptor, Musée Picasso Paris, Paris
2015
Picasso! An Anniversary Exhibition, Musée Picasso Paris, Paris
2015
Pablo Picasso, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2015
Picasso Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
The Collection of Hermann and Margrit Rupf, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2016
Picasso-Giacometti, Musée Picasso Paris, Paris
2016
Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
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