A rare handsigned lithographic Poster by Picasso by Pablo Picasso
A rare handsigned lithographic Poster by Picasso by Pablo Picasso
A rare handsigned lithographic Poster by Picasso by Pablo Picasso
A rare handsigned lithographic Poster by Picasso by Pablo Picasso
A rare handsigned lithographic Poster by Picasso by Pablo Picasso
A rare handsigned lithographic Poster by Picasso by Pablo Picasso
A rare handsigned lithographic Poster by Picasso by Pablo Picasso
A rare handsigned lithographic Poster by Picasso by Pablo Picasso
A rare handsigned lithographic Poster by Picasso by Pablo Picasso
A rare handsigned lithographic Poster by Picasso by Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

A rare handsigned lithographic Poster by Picasso 1972

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74 ⨯ 52.50 cm
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About the artwork

This unique poster was published for Picasso’s last big group of lithographs in 1969 called ‘Portrait Imaginaires.’ The litho’s were printed by his good friend Marcel Salinas and exhibited in 1971 in the gallery Du Passeur in Paris. 16 different lithographic posters were printed to highlight this exhibition. The original litho’s were sold in editions of 500, 250 prints in France and Europe and 250 in the UK and USA. These goateed, lusty figures were called ‘musketeers’ by his friends.

This lithographic poster however is one of kind, it has been signed in red pencil by Picasso even before the lettering was added for the Gallery. This makes this poster a truly unique work of art. It is adressed to Mr. Bernard, a café-owner in Mougins in the South of France, a café which Picasso frequented at the time.

Signed by Picasso on May 4 1972.

Dimensions 74 x 52,5 cm.

See Czwiklitzer page 416 and 582

About the Artist

Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, also known as Pablo Picasso (Spanish 25 October 1881 – 8 April 1973) was born on the 25th of October in 1881.

He was a famous Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult life in France.

Regarded as one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, he is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture,the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore.

Among his most famous works are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselles d'Avignon (1907), and Guernica (1937), a portrayal of the Bombing of Guernica by the German and Italian airforces at the behest of the Spanish nationalist government during the Spanish Civil War.

Picasso, Henri Matisse and Marcel Duchamp are regarded as the three artists who most defined the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the 20th century, responsible for significant developments in painting, sculpture, printmaking and ceramics.

Picasso demonstrated extraordinary artistic talent in his early years, painting in a naturalistic manner through his childhood and adolescence. During the first decade of the 20th century, his style changed as he experimented with different theories, techniques, and ideas.

His work is often categorized into periods. While the names of many of his later periods are debated, the most commonly accepted periods in his work are the Blue Period (1901–1904), the Rose Period (1904–1906), the African-influenced Period (1907–1909), Analytic Cubism (1909–1912), and Synthetic Cubism (1912–1919), also referred to as the Crystal period.

Exceptionally prolific throughout the course of his long life, Picasso achieved universal renown and immense fortune for his revolutionary artistic accomplishments, and became one of the best-known figures in 20th-century art.

Picasso died on the 8th of April in 1973.