Picasso drawing in his studio, 1956
Picasso Spanish (1881-1973)
Plate: MP. 60
|Title: Congres Mondial de la Paix
World Congress of Peace Partisans, Paris 1949
from the "Affiches Originales" series.
Printed by Mourlot Freres in Paris, 1959.
Signed 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 Rare
"The Dove is one of the most famous themes in Picasso's art of
the 1950's. He was asked to make an image to express the ideals and
aims of the new 'Peace Conference' which would bring together all
the European nations in the aftermath of the war - the forerunner
of the United Nations. His image of the 'Dove of Peace' was to become
one of the most famous symbols of the era. Picasso made a number of
versions of the Dove composition..."(Weston)
"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
masterpieces... 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 p.22)
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.