Pablo Picasso - Les Mains Liees II


Bound Hands II

Original Lithograph, Vallauris, 9/25/1952, on Arches (watermarked) paper, , signed by the artist in pencil on the bottom left and editioned on the bottom right.


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Mourlot Sale 1994 - Lot 154

Mourlot Sale 2003 - Lot 212

Luis Carlos Rodriigo: “Picasso in his posters” Volume 3, pages 1618. Rodrigo discusses the plans for the posters which were never made.

Printed by: Mourlot Freres, Paris, France

Published by: Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris

Note: In 1952 Picasso was asked by the Communist Party to create a poster for the third “Peoples Congress for Peace” to be held in Vienna in December of that year. The party did not give its approval for any of the six versions the artist had submitted. Instead a version of the dove flying from left to right was used which had already been deigned in 1950. Since the designs of “Bound Hands” were not to be used in poster form they were published instead as Original Lithographs in three versions (ours being version 2) by the galerie Louise Leiris. The work is a symbol of freedom and peace.

The unusual locations of the signature and numberings are found o0n other examples of this work.

Public Collections:

Provenance: Property from the Collection of Mary and Lou Silver, Indian Wells, California.

Size: Sheet size: 500 x 660 mms

Edition: 50 (There were also 6 proofs for the artist & printer)