Pablo Picasso - Carnaval (Clown et Danseurs)


Original Linocut, Mouguins, January 1967, on Arches watermarked paper, Printed in 2 colours, maroon on beige or light brown, signed by the artist in pencil.

References: Bloch 1242 ; Baer 1852

Published by: La Patriote, Nice, in February 1967

Printed by: Arnera, Vallauris , France

Size: 597 x 738 mms (Paper size) ; Image 528 x 640 mms

Edition: Artists Proof. There was an edition of 160 signed and numbered copies and probably 30 signed Artists Proofs. There were 10 or more copies non Arches wove paper, printed in area white, then washed in black India Ink and rinsed so that the lines became black

Note: This was published to provide funding for the annual Nice Carnival. The Publisher was affiliated to there French Communist Party and was supported by Picasso,

Condition: Some browning on the paper and minor pin holes in the extremities of the margins not affecting the image. Margins slightly trimmed.

Provenance: French Art Collection.

Public Collections: Mussee Picasso, Barcelona - donated by Sabartes