Picasso drawing in his studio, 1956
Picasso Spanish (1881-1973)
Plate: MP. 102
|Title: Affiches Originales (Original Posters)
from the "Affiches Originales" series.
Printed by Mourlot Freres in Paris, 1959.
Signed and dated in the plate
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing
labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
(or by Air Post at cost)
Certificate of Authenticity.
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| Sheet Size:
||9 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in
||23.5 cm x 32 cm
|Price: $195.00 USD Now
Advertising an exhibition of "Original Posters of the school
of Paris" at the Maison de La Pensee Francais in Paris 1959.
Using only three colours, Picasso creates a whimsical design in which
the lettering is an integral part of the composition. The artwork
appears freshly rendered by the artist. "One of the aspects of
Picasso's genius, be it posters or paintings, that is alltogether
awesome is his ability to create permanence and vitality from a few,
relatively-harried, series of brushstrokes, evoking whatever he chooses
with the facility of doodling" (Rennert,
"Picasso became a successful poster artist... with his intuition
of genius and the virtuosity which accompanied his artistic production,
he began to produce posters of great originality, some of them true
Picasso's posters were mainly aimed at exhibitions and political themes.
They are characterized by the frugal colouring and the simple, schematic
style of drawing. Their conception was imaginative, full of good humour,
and with a personal touch that marks them as his own" (Picasso
During the 1950s the renowned French printer, Mourlot Freres, printed
most of the "original" posters of the most important artists
of the day. In 1959 they printed the series "Affiches Originales"
for collectors. They are reduced lithographic versions of the "original"
posters created by the contemporary masters, Picasso, Chagall, Braque,
Matisse, Miro, Leger, and Dufy.