Pablo Picasso, 60 Years of Graphic Works, 1966

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:60 Years of Graphic Works, 1966
Reference:Bloch 1302, Czwiklitzer 53
Medium:Color lithograph
Image:23 1/4 in x 17 7/8 in (59.1 cm x 45.4 cm)
Sheet:29 1/8 in x 20 1/4 (74 cm x 51.5 cm)
Framed:approx. 41 1/8 in x 32 1/4 in (104.5 cm x 81.9 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left
Signature:This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-5981

Historical Description

The colorful face of a clown takes center stage in Pablo Picasso 60 Years of Graphic Works, 1966. An orange ruff determines the border of the clown's face, and a similarly colored orange nose zig-zags down the center like lightning. Simple black dots mark the nostrils and a black line synched at the edges smiles placidly. A soft band of pink across the lips adds some attitude to the clown's face. The cheeks are graced with beautiful blue and aquamarine hues, and the eyes wink out with charming lavender and navy pupils. Throughout his career and life Picasso was interested by clowns and the circus, and this lithograph is a wonderful example of the joy the clown seemed to exert for Picasso.

This lithograph is also special because of its textual elements. Picasso has written words on the lithograph, and his writing is artwork of its own. Its colors and free flowing style fit well with the subject of the artwork, and can be enjoyed for their own merits.

Created in 1966, this color lithograph is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right and numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left. This lithograph was created for an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art entitled ’60 Years of Graphic Art.’

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso 60 Years of Graphic Works, 1966 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. Bloch, Georges. Picasso Tome I Catalogue d’loeuvre grave et lithographié 1904-1967. Berne: Editions Kornfield et Cie, 1968. Listed and illustrated as catalog raisonné no. 1302.
2. Czwiklitzer, Christopher, Picasso’s Posters, 1971. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 53.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso 60 Years of Graphic Works, 1966 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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