Pablo Picasso, Harlequin, 1964

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Harlequin, 1964
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image Size:25 1/2 in x 19 5/8 in (64.8 cm x 49.9 cm)
Sheet Size:29 1/8 in x 21 3/8 in (74.0 cm x 54.3 cm)
Framed Size:approx. 45 in x 37 1/2 in (114.3 cm x 95.3 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200 in the lower left.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in the lower right margin; signed in the stone 'Picasso | 12.1.64' in black in the lower left.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6747

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Harlequin, 1964 is whimsical work that takes a stylistic stray away from the artist's sharp cubist style to painterly expressionism that demonstrates an exceptional capability of depicting the underdog character of the circus performer. His admiration for this particular performer is made evident in the uplifting expressive details and velvety hints of pastel hues that exude a light and dreamy quality. Picasso pairs these with a portrait presentation and lavish attire that elevate our character to a status of regal importance. Picasso identified with circus entertainers, hardly the highest wrung of society, for their passion and eccentricity. It is easy to see this appreciation in this captivating work.

Created in 1964 after an original drawing by Pablo Picasso, this color lithograph is hand signed in the lower right by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in crayon and signed in the stone 'Picasso | 12.1.64' in black in the lower left. This work is numbered from the edition of 200 in the lower left.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso Harlequin, 1964  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. The Picasso Project. Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture, Alan Wofsy Fine Arts: San Francisco, 2002.  The original drawing that this artwork is based on is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 64-015 on p. 5.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Pablo Picasso Harlequin, 1964 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: Portrait Circus