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Artist: Pablo Picasso Spanish (1881-1973)

Plate: MP. 85

Title: Exposition Vallauris 57
Description: Condition A. Lithograph
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.
See our Terms of Sale
Sheet Size: 9 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in
  23.5 cm x 32 cm
Price: $225.00 USD

"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, PAI-XX, 381)

"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.

 

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