Pablo Picasso, ‘Vallauris Peinture et Lumière, Xᵉ Anniversaire (Vallauris Painting and Light, Tenth Anniversary), 1964’, 1964, Masterworks Fine Art

Created in 1964, this original color linocut on Arches paper is printed and published by Arnéra, Vallauris. Hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in green crayon in the lower right margin, this work is numbered from the edition of 185 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Signature: Hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in green crayon in the lower right margin.

  1. Baer, Brigitte. Picasso: Peintre-graveur, Tome V 1959-1965. Berne: Editions Kornfeld, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1353.

  2. Bloch, Georges. Picasso: Tome II, Catalogue de l’oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1966-1969. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Cie, 1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1850.

  3. Czwiklitzer, Christopher. Picasso’s Posters. Random House: New York, 1971. Listed and illustrated as plate 51.

  4. Lieberman, William S. Picasso Linoleum Cuts. New York: Random House, 1985. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no.146.

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