|Artist||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title||Hibou, Verre et Fleur (Owl, Glass and Flower), 1956|
|Reference||Bloch 1272; M. 282|
|Medium||Color Lithograph on Arches Paper|
|Image Size||25 1/2 in x 17 1/4 in (64.8 cm x 43.8 cm)|
|Sheet Size||30 1/4 in x 22 1/2 in (76.8 cm x 57.2 cm)|
|Framed Size||approx. 40 in x 32 in (101.6 cm x 81.3 cm)|
|Edition||Numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left|
|Signature||Hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin.|
|Condition||This work is in excellent condition|
Picasso enjoyed designing graphic works, as it was a way to connect with the public in a ‘mural’ style form. Designed for Galarie 65 in Cannes, France, this work features an owl, a flower, and a glass positioned directly in the center. These objects may or may not have represented Galarie 65, but he was granted the artistic freedom with his designs. Mysterious and wise, owls were a main motif in a lot of Picasso’s works. To the far left, we see the owl, hidden behind a scribble of green haze, staring directly ahead. The glass and flower are lightly drawn in with the primary colors of blue and green, on the same horizontal plane as the owl. Picasso's commitment to civic duty is nowhere better demonstrated than in the posters he created for the community around him.
Created in 1956, this original color lithograph on Arches paper is printed and published by Arnéra, Vallauris. Hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin, this work is numbered from the edition of 100 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Owl, Glass and Flower (Hibou, Verre et Fleur), 1956 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. Bloch, Georges. Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1904-1967. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Cie, 1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1272.
2. Czwiklitzer, Christopher. Picasso's Posters. Random House: New York, 1971. Listed and illustrated as plate 21
3. Mourlot, Fernand. Picasso Lithographs. Boston Book and Art Publisher, 1970.Listed as plate 282.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to archival museum grade conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Owl, Glass and Flower (Hibou, Verre et Fleur), 1956 is presented in a complementary moulding with silk-wrapped mats and optical-grade Plexiglas.