|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Pablo Picasso Le Faune (The Faun), 1958|
|Medium:||Etching and Aquatint|
|Image Size:||11 7/8 in x 10 in (30.3 cm x 25.4 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||21 3/4 in x 17 in (55.2 cm x 43.2 cm)|
|Framed Size:||25 1/8 in x 22 9/16 in (63.8 cm x 57.3 cm)|
|Edition:||An artist's proof annotated HC (Hors de Commerce) in pencil in the lower left; aside from the numbered from the edition of 200; published by Crommelynk, 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.|
|Gallery Price:||Sold. Please call us at 510-777-9970 for similar works.|
Capturing our attention with his striking gaze, Pablo Picasso's Le Faune (The Faun), 1958, fixates the viewer with his doe eyes. Youthful and robust, he is the very picture of masculinity; the wreath of leaves crowing his dark curls reminds us that he stands for the animal spirits of the wild that can be helpful or devious according to their whim. We can almost imagine the forest just behind him, where the Faun would feel at home. He is placid and inviting, making the woods feel welcoming to the viewer. Illustrating the artist's technical skill and mastery of the medium, this print is desirable for its bold graphic iconography and confident strokes. Amazingly, the brushstrokes that define the face of the Faun differ across the etching. His beard is created by smaller, more wild strokes - these also make up his hair. His eyes, on the other hand, are smoother and rounder, giving him an introspective air.
Created in 1958, this etching and aquatint is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin. An artist's proof annotated HC (Hors de Commerce) in pencil in the lower left; this work is aside from the numbered edition of 200, this work is published by Atelier Crommelynk, Paris (with the blindstamp).
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso The Faun (Le Faune), 1958, 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. Maeght Editeur 1958. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 2101.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Pablo Picasso The Faun (Le Faune), 1958, is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.