Signed Pablo Picasso linocut, Femme dans un fauteuil et guitarist (Woman in a Chair and Guitarist), 1959
|Artist1:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Femme dans un fauteuil et guitarist (Woman in a Chair and Guitarist), 1959|
|Medium:||Color linocut on Arches wove paper|
|Image Size:||25 1/4 in x 13 7/8 in (64.2 cm x 35.2 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||29 1/2 in x 23 5/8 in (75 cm x 60 cm)|
|Framed Size:||approx. 40 1/2 in x 34 5/8 in (102.9 cm x 87.9 cm)|
|Edition:||One of two proof impressions aside from the numbered edition of 50; published by Arnéra, France.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
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Highlighted in light colors, an abstractly rendered woman curls up in a chair in Pablo Picasso Femme dans un fauteuil et guitarist (Woman in a Chair and Guitarist), 1959. Long, curving lines denote her flowing hair and sensuous limbs. Across from her, legs crossed, sits a man in a hat. He is drawn in darker colors, but the front of his legs is lit – almost as if the woman is exerting a tangible glow. He cradles a guitar in his hands and plays sweet music to the woman sitting beside him. None of the characters in this linocut are very detailed by Picasso, but each compels the viewer to lean in and learn more about what is unfolding in front of them.
Created in 1959, this color linocut on Arches wove paper is one of two proof impressions aside from the numbered edition of 50; published by Arnéra, France.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Woman in a Chair and Guitarist (Femme dans un fauteuil et guitarist), 1959 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).
1. Baer, Brigitte. Picassa Peintre-Graveur Tome V: Catalogue Raisonne de l’oeuvre grave et des monotypes 1959-1965. Berne: Editions Kornfield, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1232
2. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso Tome I: Catalogue del’oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1967. Berne: Editions Kornfield, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 917
3. McVinney, L. Donald, et al Picasso Linoleum Cuts: The Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Random House, 1985.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Woman in a Chair and Guitarist (Femme dans un fauteuil et guitarist), 1959 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.