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Pablo Picasso, Tête de Bouffon, Carnaval (Jester's Head, Carnival), 1965

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Tête de Bouffon, Carnaval (Jester's Head, Carnival) , 1965
Reference: Baer 1356, Bloch 1193
Medium: Color Linocut
Image Size: 25 1/2 in x 20 5/8 in (64.8 cm x 52.4 cm)
Sheet Size: 29 1/2 in x 23 3/8 in (74.9 cm x 59.4 cm)
Framed Size: 44 3/4 in x 35 1/4 in (113.7 cm x 89.5 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 160 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, a fine dark even impression with full margins.
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ID # w-6312

Pablo Picasso Tête de Bouffon, Carnaval (Jester's Head, Carnival) , 1965, Boldly composed with rich dark tones and opaque shapes, evokes a sense of ambiguity and mystery. Rather than creating the facial features of the jester with an outlined form, Picasso creates the form from within. Shapes overlap and intersect to create various textures, highlights, and shadows of the face. Using dark brown and white as the highlights to an otherwise black scene, we are drawn in to the image through the use of contrasting tones. With a crooked smile, a crowned jester gazes out at us, as if preparing a special performance for our viewing pleasure. Fun-loving and comical, Tête de Bouffon, Carnaval (Jester's Head, Carnival) is instilled with a distinct sense of joy and playfulness

Created in 1965, Pablo Picasso Tête de Bouffon, Carnaval (Jester's Head, Carnival) , 1965 is a color linocut printed and published by Arnéra, Vallauris. Hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin, this work is numbered from the edition of 160 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso Tête de Bouffon, Carnaval (Jester's Head, Carnival) , 1965 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying 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.1356.
2. Bloch, Georges. Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue de l’oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1904-1967. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Cie, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1193.
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.  106.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Tête de Bouffon, Carnaval (Jester's Head, Carnival) , 1965 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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