Pablo Picasso, Le Faune (The Faun), 1958

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Pablo Picasso Le Faune (The Faun), 1958
Reference:Maeght 2101
Medium:Etching and Aquatint
Image:11 3/4 in x 9 7/8 in (29.8 cm x 25 cm)
Sheet:18 3/4 in x 16 in (47.6 cm x 40.6 cm)
Framed:25 1/8 in x 22 9/16 in (63.8 cm x 57.3 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200, hand signed in the lower left margin; 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.
ID #w-6699

Historical Description

Capturing our attention with his striking gaze, Pablo Picasso 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, Pablo Picasso Le Faune (The Faun) is an etching and aquatint hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin. This work is published by Atelier Crommelynk, Paris (with the blindstamp).

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Le Faune (The Faun), 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 Le Faune (The Faun), 1958 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.