Pablo Picasso, The Flowers of Peace, 1958

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:The Flowers of Peace, 1958
Reference:Cw.130
Medium:Original Color Lithograph
Image:25 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in (64.77 cm x 47 cm)
Sheet:25 1/2 in x 18 1/2 in (64.77 cm x 47 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins,1973) in pencil in the lower right margin in addition to the signature and date in the stone in the lower right: Picasso | le 1.4.58.
ID #w-7862

Historical Description

Characterized by an intense display of color, this work innately conveys a sense of hope and unity. The bouquet forms a bond between two individuals symbolized by the two hands displayed within the piece. In discussing this image Foster states, “In this peace poster, Picasso has substituted flowers for the dove.  By the use of hands grasping the stems of the flowers, he indicates the importance of brotherhood and amity as necessary elements of piece.” (Foster, 1964, pg. 33)

This lithograph was created by Picasso for the peace demonstration held in Stockholm, July 16-22, 1958.This work is printed on heavy wove paper by Schuster, Paris and is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins,1973) in pencil in the lower right margin; also signed and dated in the stone in brown in the lower right Picasso | le 1.4.58.Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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. Foster, Joseph K., The Posters of Picasso, 1964, listed as plate 37, discussion appears on page 33.

2. Czwiklitzer, Christopher, Picasso’s Posters, 1971, listed as plate 130.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.