Pablo Picasso, ‘Toros en Vallauris’, 1959, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Toros en Vallauris’, 1959, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Toros en Vallauris’, 1959, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Toros en Vallauris’, 1959, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Toros en Vallauris’, 1959, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Toros en Vallauris’, 1959, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Toros en Vallauris’, 1959, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Toros en Vallauris’, 1959, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Toros en Vallauris’, 1959, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Toros en Vallauris’, 1959, Graves International Art

An original signed linocut on Arches deckle edged heavy wove paper by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) titled "Toros en Vallauris", 1959. Hand pencil signed by Picasso lower right and numbered lower left. Limited edition: 18/190. Printed by Hidalgo Arnéra, Vallauris. Arches block watermark left center margin. Reference: (Bloch No. 1287; Baer No. 1218). Provenance: private collection Bruce Schwartz, Jacksonville, Florida; Graves International Art. Sheet size: 30" x 22". Image size: 25.75" x 21". Light crease upper left corner. Minor toning to paper associated with age. In overall very good condition. Rare.

Current auction record: $23,385, Christie's London - 'Picasso Ceramics The Madoura Collection', June 25th, 2012, Sale 4332, Lot: No. 10.

Signature: Hand pencil signed by Picasso lower right

Image rights: Copyright © Graves International Art

(Bloch No. 1287; Baer No. 1218)

private collection Bruce Schwartz, Jacksonville, Florida; Graves International 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