Pablo Picasso - Vallauris. Peinture et Lumiere. Xᵉ Anniversaire
Original Linocut, Mougins - June 1964, brown and yellow from one block, on velin Arches paper, signed by the artist in Green Crayon. The edition published.
Size : I. 25 1/8 x 21 in. (63.8 x 53.3 cm) ; S. 29 5/8 x 24 1/2 in. (75.2 x 62.2 cm)
Edition: 185 ; There were also 35-40 artists proofs.
Note: Quirky line work and playful coloration entice the viewer and enhance the design elements in this work. In common cubist style works by Picasso, we are shown a compelling rendering of facial features ingeniously arranged to create this remarkable character. This work was created for the 10th Anniversary of the Vallauris Exposition.
Printed By: Arnerea Vallauris, France
Published by: The Association Peintre et Lumiere, Vallauris
Georges Bloch: “Tomb 1 - Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographie : Number 1850
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Alan Wofsy Fine Arts: The Picasso Project “The Complete Linocuts 1939 - 1968” Number L-179
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