Pablo Picasso, Exposition Vallauris, 1964

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Exposition Vallauris, 1964
Reference:Bloch 1301, Baer 1354
Medium:Color Linocut
Image Size:25 1/8 in x 20 7/8 in (63.8 cm x 53 cm)
Sheet Size:29 5/8 in x 24 1/2 in (75.2 cm x 62.2 cm)
Framed Size:44 3/4 in x 39 3/4 in (113.7 cm x 101 cm)
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in blue pencil in the lower right hand side of the work.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition, the colors are bright and fresh.
ID #w-3231

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso, Exposition Vallauris, 1964. In this piece announcing the 1964 Vallauris Exhibition, Picasso focuses on text as imagery, utilizing quirky line work and bold coloration to entice the viewer and enhance the design elements in this piece. 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. Indeed it is perhaps in his linocuts where one can best perceive his elegant lines and smooth hand for which he was famous. This piece represents not only his artistic talent in this tricky medium but also his appreciation for the whimsical quality of the Vallauris ceramics and his dedication to the advancement of the small town which he called home. Picasso's commitment to civic duty is nowhere better demonstrated than in the posters he created for the town's annual ceramic fairs and bullfights.

Created in 1964, this linocut is numbered 23/ 168 (from the edition of 168). Published and printed by Arnéra, Vallauris, this work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in blue colored pencil in the lower right.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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, Volume 5, Galerie Kornfeld, 1989. Listed and illustrated as plate 1354.
2. Bloch, Georges, Picasso Catalogue de l'ouvre gravé et lithographié, Volume I, Kornfeld et Cie, 1968. Listed and illustrated as plate 1301.
3. Czwiklitzer, Christopher, Picasso's Posters, 1981. Listed and illustrated as plate 52.
4. Luis Carlos Rodrigo, Picasso In His Posters: Image and Work, Volume I, 1992. Another example featuring the work is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 144.
5. Lieberman, William S., Picasso Linoleum Cuts, 1985. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 145.

About the Framing:
Museum grade conservation framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.


Subject Matter: $16-50k