Pablo Picasso, Manolo Huguet, 1957

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Manolo Huguet, 1957
Reference:Bloch 1278, Czwiklitzer 27, Mourlot 301
Medium:Lithograph on wove paper with an Arches watermark
Image Size:25 5/8 in x 18 3/4 in (65.1 cm x 47.6 cm)
Sheet Size:26 1/8 in x 19 7/8 in (66.4 cm x 50.5 cm)
Framed Size:40 15/16 in x 34 3/4 in (104 cm x 88.3 cm)
Edition:One of a few artist's proofs aside from the numbered edition of 100
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in blue crayon in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-5642

Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Manolo Huguet, 1957 was created for an exhibition at the Musée d'art Moderne in Céret, which featured Picasso's longtime friend Manolo Huguet. Huguet was a Catalan sculpture who helped welcome Picasso to Paris and the art scene. Huguet was primarily a sculptor and moved to Céret, a small, historical town where Picasso, Braque and Chagall lived and worked as well. It was in this town where Huguet started creating larger sculptures. As this lithograph indicates, Huguet was quite a successful, and sculptures were eventually featured in Cerét's modern art museum.

Picasso has taken great care in portraying his dear friend. Huguet's three quarters profile is pensive and charming. His heavily lidded eyes are down cast, as if envisioning his next artistic masterpiece. Huguet's hair is parted to the side, charmingly framing his thin face. The thin, elegant lines which form his face create a playful textural quality. Above his head, Picasso has written "Manolo Huguét" in large, beautiful cursive font. Thin, dotted lines frame this beautiful portrait, bringing the focus immediately to the subject's contemplative expression.

Created in 1957, this lithograph on wove paper with an Arches watermark is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in blue crayon in the lower right margin . This work is one of a few artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of 100.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Manolo Huguet, 1957 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés (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. 1278.
2. Czwiklitzer, Chistopher. Pablo Picasso: Plakate 1923 – 1973. Munich: Taschen, 1981. Listed and illustrated as plate 27.
3.  Mourlot, Fernand. Picasso Lithographs. Boston: Boston Book and Art Publisher, 1970. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 301.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Manolo Huguet, 1957 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

Subject Matter: Classic Under $15k Portrait