Pablo Picasso, Exposition Vallauris, 1963

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Exposition Vallauris, 1963
Reference:Baer 1341, Bloch 1300
Medium:Color Linocut
Image:24 3/4 in x 20 7/8 in (62.87 cm x 53.02 cm)
Sheet:24 3/4 in x 20 7/8 in (62.87 cm x 53.02 cm)
Framed:approx. 37 in x 33 in (93.98 cm x 83.82 cm)
Edition:This work is numbered from the edition of 170 in pencil in the lower left margin.
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-5137
$16,500 $9,000

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Exposition Vallauris, 1963, announces Picasso's exhibition focusing on one of the central aspects of the fair: bullfights. Elegant lines shape a stately bull, while quirky line work denotes the text, all coming together with an enhanced design that entices the viewer. The bull disappear upon a first glance, blending in with the letters. But if you look closely, the face of a bull appears. The eyes are on either side in the middle, and horns curve up around the word 'Vallauris'. The elements are simple - whimsical, blocked white font against a rich, brown background. Simply conceived, boldly executed, this poster is a wonderful example of Picasso's eloquent handling of linocut, a medium that other artists often find difficult and clumsy, but one in which Picasso excelled.

Created in 1963, this original linocut or linoleum cut is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin. Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris and published by Association des Potiers de Vallauris, this work is numbered from the edition of 170 and printed on wove paper.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Exposition Vallauris, 1963  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. Baer, Brigitte. Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Tome V. Berne: Editions Kornfeld, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1341.

2. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l'oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1067. Edition Kornfeld: Berne, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1300.

3. Lieberman, William S. and Donald L. McVinney. Picasso Linoleum Cuts. New York: Random House, 1985.

4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Exposition Vallauris, 1963 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

© Masterworks Fine Art Gallery. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy. Our gallery is located in the beautiful Oakland Hills of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA.