Pablo Picasso, Toros en Vallauris, 1959

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Toros en Vallauris, 1959
Reference:Baer 1218, Bloch 1287
Medium:Color Linocut
Image:30 3/8 in x 22 1/8 in (77.2 cm x 56.2 cm)
Sheet:30 3/8 in x 22 1/8 in (77.2 cm x 56.2 cm)
Framed:45 1/8 in x 39 in (114.6 cm x 99.1 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 190 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.
ID #w-5240

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Toros en Vallauris, 1959 announces the 1959 Vallauris Exhibition and focuses on multiple aspects of the fair: the people, bullfights, and ambiance. 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.

Created in 1959, this linocut or linoleum cut is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin. Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris and published by Association des Potiers de Vallauris, this work is numbered from the edition of 190 and printed on cream wove paper.

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, Tome V. Berne: Editions Kornfeld, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1218.
2. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l'oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1067. Edition Kornfeld: Berne, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1287.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, this work is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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