|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Affiche Exposition de Céramiques (Ceramic Exhibit), 1958|
|Reference:||Bloch 1281, Czwiklitzer 31, Mourlot 314|
|Medium:||Color lithograph on wove paper|
|Image Size:||23 1/4 in x 16 1/2 in (59.1 cm x 41.9 cm)|
|Sheet Size:||25 1/4 in x 18 3/4 in (64.1 cm x 47.6 cm)|
|Framed Size:||approx. 36 1/4 in x 29 3/4 in (92.1 cm x 75.6 cm)|
|Edition:||From the edition of 500; published by Maison de la Pensée Française; printed by Mourlot, Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in blue pencil in the lower left; also signed and dated in the plate ‘PICASSO | 14.1.58’|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Pablo Picasso Affiche Exposition de Céramiques (Ceramic Exhibit), 1958 shows an inquisitive and smiling face. The face is encircled by a green and brown border designed so that the green looks like the sun and its rays. It brings a delightful and happy disposition to the face. Picasso has added some color to the center of the face, creating a blush on the nose. The eyes are lively, outline with fluttering lines. The nose and mouth are also detailed with zigzagging green lines that send shock waves of color up and down the face. Because this poster is being used to advertise an exhibition of ceramics, we can rightfully assume that the face depicted is indeed meant to be on one of Picasso’s famous ceramics plates. The decorative bordering on the outside fits with the scheme, as does the geometric facial features which are often a staple of his ceramic faces. It is enchanting to see Picasso’s printed rendition of his ceramic medium.
Created in 1958, this color lithograph on wove paper is hand signed by by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881- Mougins, 1973) in blue pencil in the lower left; also signed and dated in the plate ‘PICASSO | 14.1.58’ and from the edition of 500; published by Maison de la Pensée Française; printed by Mourlot, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Ceramics Exhibition (Affiche Exposition de Céramiques), 1958 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. 1281.
2. Czwiklitzer, Christopher. Picasso’s Posters. New York: Random House, 1970. Listed and illustrated as catalog raisonné no. 31.
3. Mourlot, Fernand. Picasso Lithographie IV: 1956-1963. Monte Carlo: André Sauret, 1964. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 314.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Ceramics Exhibition (Affiche Exposition de Céramiques), 1958 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.