Pablo Picasso, L'Homme au baton (Man with a Stick), 1963

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:L'Homme avec un bâton  (Man with a Stick), 1963
Reference:Baer 1338
Medium:Color Linocut
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin and dated twice in the block, corresponding to its respective states: 63.1.15 (State I) and 63.1.18 (State II). This is a 2nd state B(a) impression with cream and brown coloring printed on Arches paper.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin.
ID #w-7376

Historical Description

This fascinating rendition of the male figure in astounding form serves as the complement to Picasso’s alternate linocut from the same series, Standing Female NudeOur Man with a Stick, however, has been presented in immaculate and Herculean stature with his resounding body mass leaning towards us in captivating gesture.  He is transfixed with an object in the foreground as Picasso has cleverly altered the size and shape of his forearm to appear larger than the rest of his body.  The hero is thus centered in the background, but clearly encouraging a dialogue and relationship with his audience that is just beyond the limits of the frame.  It is a piece that provokes movement and momentum; a grand work that exemplifies Picasso’s venture into the print medium.

Created in 1963, this linocut was published by Edition Galerie Louise Leiris out of the signed and numbered edition of 50 on Vélin d’Arches paper.  Hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin. This work is from the 2nd state impression featuring the crème and brown coloration throughout.  It is from the first edition of this printed work featuring an additional date above the original (63.1.15) in dark brown: “63.1.18.”

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
It 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 1959-1965. Berne: Editions Kornfeld, 1989.Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1338 on pg. 504.
2. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1904-1067. Berne: Editions Kornfeld, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1106 on pg. 231.
3. Lieberman, William S. and McVinney, L. Donald, Picasso Linoleum Cuts, New York: Random House,1985. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 111.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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