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Pablo Picasso, Verve, 1954

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Artist Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title Verve, 1954
Medium Original Color Lithograph
Image Size 22 in x 15 in (58.4 cm x 38.1 cm)
Sheet Size 22 in x 15 in (58.4 cm x 38.1 cm)
Framed Size approx. 33 in x 25 in (83.8 cm x 63.5 cm)
Edition Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower right.
Signature This work is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins,1973) in pencil in the lower center.
Condition This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price Sold
ID # w-3946

When gazing upon this color lithograph, it appears as though two exact images of are reflected on either side of the paper. However upon closer examination, the two women portrayed in ponytails in contrasting red and blue backgrounds could not be more different. The girl with the ponytail in the left composition with the blue background appears to be younger, with a shortened stature and more rounded features, in comparison to her companion. Perhaps gazing at her future or past self, depending on the chosen perspective, this work is a fascinating look into the psyche of Picasso.

Famous for his use of many female models, Sylvette David is one model who is forever recognizable in Picasso's works as he always portrays her as the girl with the blonde ponytail. Often revered for his attention to detail in his artworks, this piece is wonderfully simplistic. Taking only the necessary characteristics of the women, Picasso creates a wonderful elusion surrounding time and identity.

This color lithograph is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower center and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower right. Originally created as the cover for Verve, a fashion and art publication, this work combines the best of both worlds as beauty is fashion and art, an impressive interpretation from an artistic genius.

1. Private Collection, Montreal, Canada

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Verve, 1954 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. Czwiklitzer, Christopher, Picasso's Posters, 1971. Another example of the work is listed and illustrated in this catalogue raisonné as cat. no. 81 and detailed on pg. 316.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Pablo Picasso Verve, 1954 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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