Pablo Picasso, Fleurs (For U.C.L.A), Flowers for UCLA, 1961
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Fleurs (For U.C.L.A), Flowers for UCLA, 1961|
|Reference:||M.31, B. 1297|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph on Arches Paper|
|Image:||29 5/8 x 21 (75.2 cm x 53.34 cm)|
|Sheet:||29 5/8 x 21 (75.2 cm x 53.34 cm)|
|Framed:||42 in x 34 1/2 in (106.7 cm x 87.6 cm)|
|Edition:||Inscribed ‘Epreuve d’artiste’(artist’s proof) in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 100.|
|Signature:||This work is hand -signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
A historically and artistically impressive artwork, Pablo Picasso, Fleurs (For U.C.L.A), Flowers for UCLA, 1961/em> was a gift given to the university by Picasso in honor of an exhibition held in the Dickson Art Center. The exhibition was in support of the university and displayed more than 250 works from the artist’s beloved artistic periods. For the exhibition, Picasso created and signed 100 lithographs of the drawing of flowers, alongside the words “For UCLA”. This lithograph is the first ever gift given by the artist to an American university. The proceeds of the sale were donated towards an UCLA scholarship for study abroad.
The artwork is playful, the flowers are exuberantly colored and emblematic of Picasso’s style. An eclectic array of curves, dots and zig-zags add to the energetic mood of the image. The welcoming image is a sign of Picasso’s philanthropic spirit.
Created in 1961 this color lithograph on Arches paper is hand -signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin and inscribed ‘Epreuve d’artiste’(artist’s proof) in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 100.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso, Fleurs (For U.C.L.A), Flowers for UCLA, 1961 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. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1067, Bern,Edition Kornfeld, 1984. Listed and illustrated as plate no. 1297.
2. Mourlot, Fernand. Picasso Lithographs. Boston: Boston Book and Art Publisher, 1970. Listed and illustrated as catalogue no. 351.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Pablo Picasso For U.C.L.A (Fleurs), Flowers for UCLA, 1961 is presented in a complementary moulding with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.