Picasso drawing in his studio, 1956
Picasso Spanish (1881-1973)
Plate: MP. 85
|Title: Exposition Vallauris 57
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.
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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
"Picasso's 1947 move to the Riveria town of Vallauris, three
miles northeast of Cannes. spurred a resurgence in the languishing
pottery-making activities there. The centre panel of this squarish
poster design for a pottery exhibition shows three different images
of a potter at work. In the rusty shade of red clay. (Rennert,
"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.