Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Fine Art

Pablo Picasso, Bacchanale, 1955

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Bacchanale, 1955
Medium: Etching and Aquatint
Image Size: 22 1/4 in x 18 3/4 in (56.5 cm x 47.5 cm)
Sheet Size: 30 1/4 in x 22 3/8 in (77 cm x 57 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 41 in x 33 in (104.14 cm x 83.8 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 250 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris
Signature: This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # W-5412

Full of dynamic positioning and creative imagery, the figures in this work are created with a high degree of life-like energy. Drawing our attention to the ambiguous nude in the center, Picasso highlights the form with detailed lines that cause the figure to stand out and capture our attention. Utilizing a variety of deep grey tones and whites in the shading, the depth of this work is amplified with the use of overlapping details, as seen with the figures and surrounding architecture.

The thoughtful, and fully clothed, male figure on the right is particularly amusing because he possesses an uncanny resemblance to the infamous creator of this work, Pablo Picasso himself. Clad in a horizontal stripped shirt, the favorite sailing attire of Picasso, this mysterious figure possesses a playful and simultaneously deep and mysterious personality. There is a wealth of detail and imagery that captivates our senses in this magnificent and rare work.This is a well rounded work that will provide an ideal contribution to any serious Picasso collection.
Created in 1955 after an original painting of the same title, this etching and aquatint, is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin. Published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris, this piece is numbered from the edition of 250 in pencil in the lower left margin. There is also a color version of this work.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, this piece is presented in a complementary moulding with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.

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