Pablo Picasso, ‘Trois Visages de profil ’, 1961, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Trois Visages de profil ’, 1961, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Trois Visages de profil ’, 1961, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

There were also 500 impressions made on Arches paper “before the lettering” (Unsigned)
400 impressions of the same enlarged format on Arches paper
200 signed and numbered impressions (of which ours is an example)
Note 1: This was made to publicise an exhibition entitled “Art and Solidarity” at Galerie Coard, Paris, which took place between October 10th and October 29th 1961. The design was used to make a poster with an edition of 1000 with letters publicising the event. The work illustrates Picasso’s mistress, Francois Gilot, with their two children Paloma and Claude. It is a charming illustration of family life. The exhibition this publicised was to aid the children of those who had perished in the French Resistance against the Nazi occupation. The poster listed in Rodrigo is entitled “Dix ans au service de l’enfance” and was published by the “Association pour le soutien des enfants de fusilles de la resistance”. In “Picasso & La Presse” it states that Picasso was President of the Association for the children whose parents had perished in the Resistance and that every year he donated works which were sold to benefit this association. The Galerie Coard exhibition, with its own poster on a similar motif, was made later.
Printed by: Mourlot Freres, Paris, France.
Condition: Marks from tape verso showing recto. Customs stamp verso.

Signature: printed signature

Publisher: Galerie Coard, Paris

Christopher Czwicklitzer “Picasso Posters, 1971” number 170

  1. Czwicklitzer, Christopher. Picasso's Posters, 1981. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 197 with details on page 557.
    Rodrigo, Luis Carlos. “Picasso in His Posters” , Vol. I, Rodrigo: Spain, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 107 on pgs. 242-3.
    Gerard Gosselin “Picasso & La Presse” - Page 180

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