Pablo Picasso, Clown et Femme Nue (Clown and Nude Woman), from Verve, 1954

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Clown et Femme Nue (Clown and Nude Woman), from Verve, 1954
Medium:Color lithograph on wove paper
Image:10 3/8 in x 13 in (25.4 cm x 33 cm)
Sheet:11 in x 14 1/2 in (27.4 cm cm x 36.8 cm)
Framed:approx. 21 3/8 in x 24 in (54.3 cm x 60.9 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 in the lower right; published by Verve; printed by Mourlot, Paris.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower left.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-6331
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Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Clown et Femme Nue (Clown and Nude Woman), from Verve, 1954 is a warm and welcoming work of art with clean lines that accompany pleasant soft colors. In pastel shades of baby blue, creamy yellow, to moss green, Picasso sets a calming tone. To the left, the man bends his knees— eye level to his muse, a beautiful woman holding her infant child. He holds a box like camera to his eye and takes a picture of the woman. It doesn’t take a lot for Picasso to render an intimate scene of two simplistically beautiful figures. The power and skills Pablo Picasso had is gracefully showcased through the clean lines, where our eyes easily navigate the scene and understand what is going on.

Published in the winter of 1953-1954 in the French magazine Verve, Pablo Picasso drew a series of 180 eclectic drawings. Verve, an art magazine dedicated to bringing forth new ideas in French modern art published these drawings from which this particular work is based on. The Verve series depicts a visual journal of graphics that seemed to play a part of his own life memories. From emotionally charged scenes to more intimate scenes, the entire Verve series gives close insight to this master’s personal life.

 

Created in 1954, this color lithograph on wove paper is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the bottom left; numbered from the edition of 75 in the lower right; published by Verve; printed by Mourlot, Paris.

 

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso Clown et Femme Nue (Clown and Nude Woman), from Verve, 1954 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. Wofsy, Alan, ed. Picasso Project: Picasso’s Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings & Sculpture. The Fifties I 1950-1955. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts, 2000. Original drawing listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. PP: 54-132.

2.  A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

 

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Clown et Femme Nue (Clown and Nude Woman), from Verve, 1954 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.

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