Picasso drawing in his studio, 1956
Picasso Spanish (1881-1973)
Plate: MP. 58
|Title: Exposition Vallauris
Pottery - Flowers - Perfumes
from the "Affiches Originales" series.
Printed by Mourlot Freres in Paris, 1959.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing
labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
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
This is Picasso's first of many posters he did for exhibitions in
Vallauris. Often he would use the rust colour to evoke the texture
and colour of the renown clays of the region in his posters, as he
has here in this effective, whimsical bull design. "Picasso received
commissions from the Vallauris Potters Association to make posters
to promote the region and its products. That was when Picasso became
a successful poster artist. From this date on, with his intuition
of genius and the virtuosity which accompanied his artistic production,
Picasso began to produce posters of great originality, some of them
true masterpieces" (Picasso
"Since the days of ancient Rome, the Riviera town Vallauris,
near Cannes in the south of France, has been known for its fine clay
and pottery. In 1946, Picasso attended an exhibition of pottery making
in Vallauris. After observing their potters at work, Picasso sat at
a borrowed bench, and enthusiastically created his first three ceramic
figures. The infinite creative possibilities of ceramics that combined
drawing, painting and sculpture so excited Picasso that he returned
the next summer with sketches for new pieces, the first of many he
was to create over the next 27 years" (Hammer Galleries)
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.