Pablo Picasso, Pablo Picasso Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman), 1962
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Pablo Picasso Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman), 1962|
|Reference:||Bloch 1064, Baer 1278|
|Medium:||Color Linocut on Arches paper|
|Image:||25 1/8 x 20 5/8 inches (63.8 x 52.4 cm)|
|Sheet:||29 1/2 x 24 1/2 inches (74.9 x 62.2 cm)|
|Framed:||39 1/2 in x 34 3/8 in (100.3 cm x 87.3 cm)|
|Edition:||A proof aside from the numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower right; printed by Arnéra, Vallauris, and published by Louise Leiris, Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Pablo Picasso Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman), 1962 is an exquisite offering from the multitalented artist. Showcasing his master of the linocut or linoleum cut medium, Picasso used a single block to create this exciting Cubist rendering of Jacqueline Roque. This process is now known as “reduction”, in which the artist gradually cuts away from a linoleum block to create a multicolored impression. Choosing warm neutral colors of brown, beige, and black for his palette, Picasso Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman), 1962 is formed from shapes of flat, opaque color and curvilinear lines. The composition features a hidden triple portrait, displaying a frontal depiction of a woman’s head, with each side of her face also representing the left and right profiles of the same subject.
Created in 1962, this color linocut on Arches paper is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right. A very important proof gifted to Picasso's Linoleum printer Arnera. Noted as such in the catalogue and dedicated and signed in the backside to Arnera. The numbered edition was 50; published by Louise Leiris, Paris and printed by Arnéra, Vallauris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Head of a Woman (Tête de Femme), 1962 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. Picasso: Peintre-graveur, Tome V 1959-1965. Berne: Editions Kornfeld, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1278
2. Bloch, Georges. Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue de l’oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1904-1967. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Cie, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1064.
3. McVinney, Donald. Picasso Linoleum Cuts, The Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Random House, 1985. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 61.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Head of a Woman (Tête de Femme), 1962 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.