This unique poster was published for Picasso’s last big group of lithographs in 1969 called ‘Portrait Imaginaires.’ The litho’s were printed by his good friend Marcel Salinas and exhibited in 1971 in the gallery Du Passeur in Paris. 16 different lithographic posters were printed to highlight this exhibition. The original litho’s were sold in editions of 500, 250 prints in France and Europe and 250 in the UK and USA. These goateed, lusty figures were called ‘musketeers’ by his friends.
This lithographic poster however is one of kind, it has been signed in red pencil by Picasso even before the lettering was added for the Gallery. This makes this poster a truly unique work of art. It is adressed to Mr. Bernard, a café-owner in Mougins in the South of France, a café which Picasso frequented at the time.
Signed by Picasso on May 4 1972.
Dimensions 74 x 52,5 cm.
See Czwiklitzer page 416 and 582
This nice small lithograph by Picasso was made in 1964 when the master was already 83 years old. The well known theme of the painter and his model has been excecuted in a splendid manner. The litho is signed in the plate. This is the original edition from the sixties.
Dimensions: 25,5 cm x 18,7 cm.
See: Bloch number 1846, (Second Volume) page 340. referering to book 141; Catalogue of the Redfern Gallery Londen where this litho was used in the first 1150 examples.
This ceramic medaillon was designed by Picasso for the Madoura pottery in 1950. only 100 were produced which makes this a rare find. The red eartherware clay is been formed in a mold and than handfinished, so every piece is a little different. This piece is stamped with the ‘Empreinte original de Picasso’ stamp.
It measures 7.5 by 8 cm.
See Ramie, page 57, number 101
This ‘Bird’ plate was designed by Picasso in 1963. This edition Madoura work is in pristine condition. Handpainted and highlighted with a black background. Signed with the Picasso Madoura stamps. Closed edition of 200 ex.
Diameter: 25,5 cm
See: Ramie “Picasso’s Ceramics” AR number 483