|Artist||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title||Art & Solidarity, 1960|
|Medium||Color Lithograph on Arches Paper|
|Image Size||24 7/8 in x 19 3/8 in (63.2 cm x 49.2 cm)|
|Sheet Size||26 1/4 in x 20 1/4 in (66.7 cm x 51.4 cm)|
|Framed Size||42 1/2 in x 36 3/4 in (108 cm x 93.3 cm)|
|Edition||Numbered from the edition of 200 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 of the image (also signed and dated in the stone in the lower right just below the pencil signature "Picasso | le 4.10.60".)|
|Condition||This work is in excellent condition.|
The stunning and creative Pablo Picasso Art & Solidarity, 1960 was realized after Picasso had been inspired by his family, Françoise Gilot and their children, Paloma and Claude. They are featured in profile, in a staggered composition and simplistically created with Picasso's signature, fluid lines. A bold, bright blue sea of color enhances the characters as it flows gently down the center of the composition, seemingly forming a small, graceful river that meanders along the curves and humps of their noses and lips. According to Rodrigo, "[the drawing] was produced using as its subject, a lithograph in colour that Picasso had done of Françoise Gilot and their children…and which he provided for use in the poster for the children's campaign" (242).
Created in 1960, this work is numbered from the edition of 200 on Arches paper, and only these 200 impressions were signed and numbered by the artist. This edition was printed by Imprimerie Mourlot, Paris 1961. This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin and also signed and dated in the stone in the lower right just above the pencil signature "Picasso | le 4.10.60".
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Art & Solidarity, 1960 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. Czwiklitzer, Christopher. Picasso's Posters, 1971. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 170.
2. Czwiklitzer, Christopher. Picasso's Posters, 1981. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 197.
3. Rodrigo, Luis Carlos. Picasso in His Posters, Vol. I, Rodrigo: Spain, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 107.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Art & Solidarity, 1960 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.