Pablo Picasso, Tête de faune (Faun’s Head), 1962
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Tête de faune (Faun’s Head), 1962|
|Reference:||Baer 1291, Bloch 1094|
|Medium:||Linocut in colors printed on Arches paper|
|Image:||25 1/4 in x 20 3/4 in (64.1 cm x 52.7 cm)|
|Sheet:||29 7/8 in x 24 3/8 in (75.9 cm x 61.9 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 45 1/4 in x 41 in (114.9 cm x 104.1 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.|
Designed with bold, striking features and dark tones, Pablo Picasso Tête de faune (Faun’s Head), 1962 features the bust of a faun dreamily gazing out at the viewer. The artist utilizes minimal white linear contours which obscure an image of his muse, Jacqueline Roque, and transform her into a mythical creature. The delicate rendering of the young woman, as well as the solid black background she sits on, contrast the vivid white lines which describe the faun. The faun maintains an aura of whimsy and childlike innocence that is appealing to the viewer. Picasso augments the significance of this creature by morphing it with the portrait of his second wife and most famous muse.
Created in 1962, this linocut in colors printed on Arches paper is 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.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Tête de faune (Faun’s Head), 1962 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: Catalogue Raisonne de L’oeuvre Grave et Lithographie et des Monotypes 1959-1965. Paris: Galerie Kornfeld Berne, 1989. Illustrated as catalogue no. 1291.
2. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1967, Edition Kornfeld: Berne, 1984. Illustrated as catalogue no. 1094.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Tête de faune (Faun’s Head), 1962 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.