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Pablo Picasso

VALLAURIS – 1956 / EXPOSITION, 1956

Original linocut printed in five colors (violet, yellow, red, blue, green) from five blocks on wove paper bearing the “ARCHES” block letter watermark.
38 1/4 × 25 1/2 in
97.2 × 64.8 cm
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Christopher-Clark Fine Art
San Francisco
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Almost all of Picasso’s artistically most ambitious posters – in the linoleum-cut technique – were …

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Almost all of Picasso’s artistically most ambitious posters – in the linoleum-cut technique – were created for Vallauris, a town noted for its ceramics located in the Antibes hinterland near the Côte a’Azur. Picasso lived there from 1948 through 1954, and created numerous ceramic pieces which were produced by local …

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Print
Signature
Hand-signed in blue crayon below the image lower right Picasso, also signed in the block also lower right.
Series
One of 51 artist’s proof impressons of the definitive state, apart from the numbered edition of 200.
Publisher
Vallauris Potters Association
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
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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.

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Almost all of Picasso’s artistically most ambitious posters – in the linoleum-cut technique – were …

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Almost all of Picasso’s artistically most ambitious posters – in the linoleum-cut technique – were created for Vallauris, a town noted for its ceramics located in the Antibes hinterland near the Côte a’Azur. Picasso lived there from 1948 through 1954, and created numerous ceramic pieces which were produced by local …

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Medium
Print
Signature
Hand-signed in blue crayon below the image lower right Picasso, also signed in the block also lower right.
Series
One of 51 artist’s proof impressons of the definitive state, apart from the numbered edition of 200.
Publisher
Vallauris Potters Association
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
Follow

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.

Pablo Picasso

VALLAURIS – 1956 / EXPOSITION, 1956

Original linocut printed in five colors (violet, yellow, red, blue, green) from five blocks on wove paper bearing the “ARCHES” block letter watermark.
38 1/4 × 25 1/2 in
97.2 × 64.8 cm
Sold
Location
San Francisco
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