Pablo Picasso, Interieur Rouge avec Transatlantique Bleu, circa 1959-1960

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Interieur Rouge avec Transatlantique Bleu, circa 1959-1960
Reference:Maeght 2102
Medium:Original Color Aquatint on BFK Rives Paper
Image Size:16 x 12 3/4 in (40.6 x 32.4 cm)
Sheet Size:25 1/4 x 19 1/2 in (64.1 x 49.5 cm)
Framed Size:approx. 38 1/2 in x 34 1/2 in (97.8 cm x 87.6 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 300 in red pencil in the lower left margin.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins,1973 ) in red pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:Beautiful, crisp impression with bold, saturated color throughout; very good condition.
ID #W-7454
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Historical Description

Fantastically bold and vibrant, this stunning piece is exemplary of Picasso's innovative use of color composition and expressive lines and brush strokes. It is exquisitely balanced in form and geometry, but also evokes the summer calm and peacefulness Picasso experienced while at his atelier in the south of France. The dominant red throughout the work awards this print a life of its own, coupled with an accenting light blue which dominates the sky beyond. Bright, green leaves of the palms out the windows can also be seen, which echo the patterns on the floor below.

Created in c. 1960, this work is hand signed in red pencil by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in red pencil in the lower right margin. This work was printed on BFK Rives paper and published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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 final sale of the work).

1. C. Zervos. Pablo Picasso: œuvres de 1953 à 1955, vol. XVI, Paris, 1965. Original oil on canvas listed as catalogue raisonné no. 495 and illustrated as pl. 169.
2. Eaux-fortes et Lithographies Originales, Numérotées et Signées - Estampes à Tirage Limité. Maeght Editeur, 1959. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 2102 on pg. 97.
3. Picasso Project. Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture: The Fifties II 1956 - 1959, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts: San Francisco, 2000. Original oils on canvas can be found on pgs. 246-247 with catalogue raisonné no. 58-255 - 58-257.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, this work is presented in a complementary metal moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: $16-50k Contemporary