after Pablo Picasso - Tête d’ Homme (Hommage à René Char)

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Lithograph in colours, September 1969 on Arches paper, signed and dated by Picasso in the stone above left, hand signed by the artist in red crayon , lower right, printed lower right: Chez Mourlot_Imp. Henri Deschamps-Lith.

Reference: Czwiklitzer 348

Edition:  The poster with the letters was made in an edition of 3000 on poster paper. The “Avant les lettres” (Our) version was made on Arches paper in an edition of 100 unnumbered copies.

Size:  Paper size 760 x 525mm (30 x 20 5/8in)

Note: This is an “Avant les lettres” poster, Lithographed by Henri Deschamps , who worked at Mourlot Freres, made to publicise an exhibition of Picasso’s works held at the Musee d’art Moderne at Ceret between July and August 1969. entitled “Hommage a Rene Char”. Char was a poet and writer who had served in the French resistance movement in the Second World War. During the 1950s and 1960s, despite brief and unhappy experiences in theatre and film, Char reached full maturity as a poet. Char was a friend and close associate of the writer Albert Camus, George Bataille and of the artists Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Victor Brauner.  

Printed by: Mourlot Freres, Paris, France

Published by: Musée Municipal d'Art Moderne, Céret.

Condition: Professionally cleaned