|Artist||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title||Woman Profile, 1971|
|Image Size||20 6/16 in x 15 10/16 in (51.5 cm x 39.5 cm)|
|Sheet Size||30 in x 22 in (76.2 cm x 55.88 cm)|
|Framed Size||37 9/16 in x 31 10/16 in (95.5 cm x 80.5 cm)|
|Edition||Numbered from the edition of 70 in pencil in the lower left margin; published for the exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Lausanne, France which ran from January 16 – February 7, 1971 (with edition stamp on the verso).|
|Signature||This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin; also signed in the stone in the lower right.|
|Condition||This work is in excellent good condition.|
A colorful depiction of a beautiful woman, Pablo Picasso Woman Profile, 1971 appears whimsical upon first glance with all of the swirling lines and frenzied color. There is an exquisite layering of texture happening in this lithograph that brings a depth to it. Behind the multicolored curly hair, there are more delicate pale red lines that provide detail to the hair and the face of the woman. Without the myriad of added color on top of this detail, the piece could fall flat - however Picasso has used vibrant colors to make the woman come alive. However the disarray allows for the lines in the profile to shine through, enhancing the woman’s striking features. Youthful and pretty, Picasso captures an essence in her that manages to speak to everyone.
Created in 1971, this color lithograph was published for the exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Lausanne, France which ran from January 16 – February 7, 1971 (with edition stamp on the verso). From the edition before the text, this work is numbered from the edition of 70 in pencil in the lower left and was printed by Imprimeries Réunies, Lausanne. Hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin, this work is also signed in the stone in the lower right.
Catalogue Raisonné and COA:
Pablo Picasso Woman Profile, 1971 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. Pablo Picasso Plakate 1923 – 1973. Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH & Co.: München, 1981. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 387.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Woman Profile, 1971 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.