"Rare Exhibition Poster For Picasso Exposition At Musée Des Arts Décoratifs, Paris 1955"1955
Limited Edition Print : Rare Lithographic Exhibition Poster Commissioned By Musée Des Arts Décoratifs
Size : 43x26.75 in | 109x68 cm
Edition : Not NumberedREDUCEDFAVORITE
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Condition Excellent - Mourlot Stamp
Purchased fromGallery 2016
Provenance / HistoryStamp of Mourlot Estate Archive on verso, along with a certificate of provenance provided by William Weston Gallery, London.
Story / Additional InfoRare original exhibition poster commissioned by Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Pavillon de Marsan, Paris, for “Exposition Picasso,” June through October 1955. This vintage poster features an iconic lithographic reproduction of “Buste of woman [Dora Maar] in a blue chapeau” (“Buste de femme au chapeau bleu”), a Picasso (cubist) oil painting from March 1944. Sheet size: approx. 43” x 26 ¾”. Edition of 500 designed and printed by Mourlot, Paris, 1955; published by Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Printed on pale-cream wove paper at Atelier Mourlot, Paris, 1955. Catalogue raisonne: Luis Carlos Rodrigo, Picasso in His Posters, Vol. 1, p. 104, Poster #038. The poster is unframed and will be shipped in an art tube.
Certificate of AuthenticityWilliam Weston Gallery, London
Pablo Picasso - Spain
Art Brokerage: Pablo Picasso Spanish Artist: Pablo Picasso was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His ingenious use of form, color, and perspective profoundly impacted later generations of painters, including Willem de Kooning and David Hockney. “There are artists who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun,” he once said. Born Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispín Crispiniano María de los Remedios de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso on October 25, 1881 in Málaga, Spain, his prodigious talent was cultivated early on by his father the painter Jose Ruíz Blasco. Picasso went on to attend the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid, and lived for a time in Barcelona before settling in Paris in 1904. Immersed in the avant-garde circles of Gertrude Stein, he rapidly transitioned from Neo-Impressionism through the Blue Period and Rose Period, before reaching a culmination in his masterpiece Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907). Constantly in search of pictorial solutions and in dialogue with his friend Georges Braque, Picasso melded forms he saw in African sculpture with the multiple perspectives he gleaned from Paul Cézanne, to produce Cubism. Not limited to painting, the artist also expressed himself through collage, sculpture, and ceramics. Having been deeply affected by the ongoing Spanish Civil War, Picasso created what is arguably his most overtly political work Guernica (1937), a mural-sized painting depicting carnage with jagged shapes and contrasting grayscale. The artist was prolific up until his death on April 8, 1973 in Mougins, France. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as institutions devoted solely to his life work, such as the Museo Picasso Málaga, the Museu Picasso in Barcelona, and the Musée National Picasso in Paris. Listings wanted.