Pablo Picasso, Tête de faune (Head of a Faun), 1955
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Tête de faune (Head of a Faun), 1955|
|Medium:||Soft-ground etching and aquatint on Japon nacré paper.|
|Image:||11 7/8 in x 9 7/8 in (30.2 c x 25.1 cm)|
|Sheet:||21 7/8 in x 17 3/4 in (55.5 cm x 45.2 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.|
Capturing our attention with his striking gaze, Pablo Picasso Tête de faune (Head of a Faun), 1955 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 1955, Pablo Picasso Tête de faune (Head of a Faun) is a soft-ground etching and aquatint on Japon nacré paper and is 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.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Le Faune (The Faun), 1955 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), 1955 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.