Original Lithograph, Cannes, made on zinc in two colours, 24/5/1957, made on a zinc plate, on light Arches, watermarked paper, dated in the stone and signed by the artist in blue and red crayon (Most of these which I have seen from the signed and numbered edition are just signed in pencil - this is a great addition!)
Gerard Gosselin “Picasso et La Press” - Page 170,
Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié,
4 vol. Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. 1968-1979. (Bloch 830)
Gauss, Ulrike.Pablo Picasso Lithographs. Graphikmuseum Pablo Picasso
Münster: The Huiziga collection. Catalogue by Felix Reusse. Ostfildern-Ruit: Hatje Cantz.
Mallen, Enrique, ed. Online Picasso Project. Sam Houston State University.
Melcher, Ralph. Pablo Picasso - L'œuvre des années 50
(Saarlandmuseum, 10 November, 2007 - 24 Fèvrier, 2008). Heldelberg: Kehrer Verlag.
Melcher, Ralph. Picasso - Die 50er Jahre (Saarlandmuseum, 10
November, 2007 - 24 Februar, 2008). Heldelberg: Kehrer Verlag. 2007. (101p)
Monery, Jean-Paul, ed. Picasso en Méditerranée (Musée de Saint
Tropez, 7 juillet - 15 octobre, 2007). Gand: Editions Snoeck. 2007. (24)
Mourlot, Fernand. Picasso lithographe, 4 vols. Monte Carlo: André Sauret, Edition
du Livre. 1949-1964. (Mourlot 291)
Mourlot, Fernand. Picasso: Lithographs. Boston: Book & Art Publisher.
1970. (Moutlot 291)
Edition: 200 - From the edition of 200 proofs on Velin Arches paper hand signed by the artist. There was also an edition of 1000 stamp signed,
Size: Paper size 406 x 522 mms
Note: In the aftermath of the Second World War Picasso joined the communist party and was active in promoting its activities through his art. The Newspaper “Le Patriot” was a supporter of this ideology and Picasso made a number of lithographs and Linocuts which were published by this organisation amongst which was our work - “La Danse des Faunes”. This was sold to raise funds for the Communist Party. Picasso’s activities in this period are detailed in the excellent work Picasso et la Presse
Published by: The Newspaper, Le Patriot, Nice, France.
Public Collections: Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrücken