Pablo Picasso, Picador et Taureau (Picador and Bull), 1959
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Picador et Taureau (Picador and Bull), 1959|
|Reference:||Baer 1229, Bloch 907|
|Image:||20 1/16 in x 25 3/8 in (53 cm x 64.5 cm)|
|Sheet:||24 3/8 in x 29 1/2 in (61.9 cm x 74.9 cm)|
|Framed:||36 7/8 in x 40 7/8 in (93.7 cm x 103.8 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 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.|
Pablo Picasso Picador et Taureau (Picador and Bull), 1959 is a dynamic artwork with flowing lines and a palette of brown, black, beige and mauve. A favorite scene of the Spanish artist, the viewer bears witness to a dramatic bullfight. The subjects of this composition are the Picador, the horse, and the bull. Picasso abstracts these figures to bold and graphic black lines; their forms simplified yet still recognizable. The neutral palette showcases Picasso's distinct style of building up tonal range with the use of flat, graphic shapes of color. To create this composition, Picasso utilized a relief printmaking technique called "reduction" in which the artist gradually cuts away from a single block, printing each color in layers. As Picasso progressively cut away from the linoleum block, he builds an environment which becomes fuller and fuller with detail, atmosphere, and life.
Created in 1959, Pablo Picasso Picador et Taureau (Picador and Bull), 1959 is a color linocut printed by Arnéra, Vallauris and published by Louise Leiris, Paris. Hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin, this work is numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Picador et Taureau (Picador and Bull), 1959, 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 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. 1229.
2. Bloch, Georges. Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1904-1967.Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Cie, 1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 907.
3. McVinney, L. Donald, et al Picasso Linoleum Cuts: The Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York: Random House, 1985. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 13.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Picador et Taureau (Picador and Bull), 1959, is presented in a complementary moulding with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.