Pablo Picasso, ‘The Dance of the Fauns | La Danse des Faunes’, 1957, Gilden's Art Gallery

This original lithograph is hand signed in blue and red coloured pencil by the artist "Picasso" at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 200 at the lower left margin.
The work is dated in reverse in the plate "Dimanche 24.5.57" (1957) in the upper right corner.
This original lithograph was printed in 1957 in a limited edition of 200 signed and numbered impressions.
There was also an edition of 1,000 impressions printed with ochre background, but these were only stamped signed and unnumbered.
The edition was published for the benefit of the Nice based newspaper "Le Patriote".
The paper bears the Arches watermark on the lower right hand corner of the paper.

Literature:

  1. Mourlot, F. (2009). Picasso Project: The Lithographic Work. Volume II. 1949-1969. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts
    Reference: Mourlot 291
  2. Bloch, G. (1971). Pablo Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue of the printed graphic work 1904-1967. Bern: Edition Kornfeld & Klipstein.
    Reference: Bloch 830

Condition: Excellent condition. Pale, unobtrusive stain along the extreme left sheet edge.

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