Pablo Picasso, ‘Vase of Flowers’, The Loft Fine Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Vase of Flowers’, The Loft Fine Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Vase of Flowers’, The Loft Fine Art

Size: image: 8.75 x 6.5 in, paper: 11.75 x 8.5 in

Signature: Plate signed

Certificate of Authenticity issued by Imprimerie Mourlot Paris, 2002. Signed by Pablo Ruiz Picasso (Estate Representative) and Plate signed by Picasso. Certificate reads: "The original artwork is part of the collection known as the Mourlot Studio (Paris Edition). The Printers of this lithograph have destroyed all original plates and run over prints in the presence of the representatives of the printer."

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