Pablo Picasso, Bouquet of Peace, 1958

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Bouquet of Peace, 1958
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image:22 in x 16 in (56 cm x 41 cm)
Sheet:25 5/8 in x 19 1/4 in (65.1 cm x 48.9 cm)
Framed:41 in x 34 in (104.1 cm x 86.4 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200.
Signature:Hand signed by Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin in addition to the signature and date in the stone in the lower right: Picasso | le 1.4.58.
Condition:This work is in good condition with very vibrant and impressive color quality.
ID #w-2371

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso, Picasso Bouquet of Peace, 1958, displays a simple design of flowers with a significant message, Pablo Picasso Bouquet of Peace, 1958 expresses the power and beauty Picasso utilizes in his works.

This lithograph was created by Picasso for the peace demonstration held in Stockholm, July 16-22, 1958. It is printed on heavy wove paper by Schuster, Paris.  The work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin; also signed and dated in the stone in brown in the lower right Picasso | le 1.4.58.  Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Characterized by an intense display of color, this work innately conveys a sense of hope and rebirth.  The bouquet forms a bond between two individuals symbolized by the two hands displayed within the piece. In discussing this image Foster states, “In this peace poster, Picasso has substituted flowers for the dove.  By the use of hands grasping the stems of the flowers, he indicates the importance of brotherhood and amity as necessary elements of piece.” (Foster, 33.)

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso, Picasso Bouquet of Peace, 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 final sale of the work).

1. Foster, Joseph K., The Posters of Picasso, 1964. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonnés no. 37, discussion appears on page 33.
2. Czwiklitzer, Christopher, Picasso’s Posters, 1971. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 130.
3. The Picasso Project; Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors. drawings and sculpture, the fifties II 1956-1959, page 198, listed and illustrated as no. 58-082 for the original drawing from which this image is based.

About the Framing:
Pablo Picasso Bouquet of Peace, 1958 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.