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Artist: Pablo Picasso Spanish (1881-1973)

Plate: MP. 84

Title: Peintures 1955-1956
Paintings. Louise Leiris Gallery, Paris 1957
Description: Condition A. Lithograph
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.
(or by Air Post at cost)
Certificate of Authenticity.
See our Terms of Sale
Sheet Size: 9 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in
  23.5 cm x 32 cm
Price: $195.00 USD

"Advertising an exhibition of his paintings at the Louise Leiris Gallery in the Spring of 1956 with an expectedly interpretive execution of harried Abstaction... One of the aspects of Picasso's genius, be it posters or paintings, that is altogether 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, PAI-XXXII, 469,471)

"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.

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