Pablo Picasso, Exposition Ceramiques, Vallaruis, Paques, 1958

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Exposition Ceramiques, Vallaruis, Paques, 1958
Image:17 3/4 in x 11 3/4 in (45.1 cm x 29.9 cm)
Sheet:25 in x 17 1/4 in (63.5 cm x 43.8 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in red pencil in the lower right margin.
ID #w-5253

Historical Description

Picasso Exposition Ceramiques, Vallaruis, Paques, 1958 announces the 1958 Ceramic Exhibition in Vallauris, Picasso expands upon the iconographic rhetoric used in his painting. Quirky line work and playful coloration entice the viewer and enhance the design elements in this piece. The elements are simple - whimsical, blocked white font against a rich, brown background with his signature smiling face often portrayed on the ceramics accompanying the text. Simply conceived, boldly executed, this poster is a wonderful example of Picasso's eloquent handling of linocut, a medium that other artists often find difficult and clumsy, but one in which Picasso excelled.

Created in 1958, this linocut is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in red in the lower right margin. Numbered from the edition of 100, this work is published and printed by Arnéra, Vallauris.


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. Baer, Brigitte, Picasso Peintre-Graveur, Volume IV, Galerie Kornfeld, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raissoné no. 1047.

2. Bloch, Georges, Picasso Catalogue de l'ouvre gravé et lithographié, Volume I, Kornfeld et Cie, 1968. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raissoné no. 1279.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will be included with the purchase of this work.


About the Framing:

This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.


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