Pablo Picasso, La fenêtre de l’atelier à la Californie, 1959
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||La fenêtre de l’atelier à la Californie (The Window of the Studio La Californie), 1959|
|Medium:||Color Aquatint on BFK Rives Paper|
|Image:||16 in x 13 in (40.6 cm x 33 cm)|
|Sheet:||25 1/4 in x 19 1/2 in (64.1 cm x 49.5 cm)|
|Framed:||36 in x 32 1/2 in (91.4 cm x 82.6 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.|
Fantastically bold and vibrant, this stunning Picasso La fenêtre de l’atelier à la Californie (The Window of the Studio La Californie), 1959 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 1959, this work is hand signed in red pencil by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 300 in red pencil in the lower left margin, this work is printed on BFK Rives paper and published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso The Window of the Studio La Californie (La fenêtre de l’atelier à la Californie), 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 final sale of the work).
1. Eaux-fortes et Lithographies Originales, Numérotées et Signées - Estampes à Tirage Limité. Maeght Editeur, 1959. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 2102.
2. 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 are listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné nos. 58-255 - 58-257.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso The Window of the Studio La Californie (La fenêtre de l’atelier à la Californie), 1959 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.