Picasso drawing in his studio, 1956
Picasso Spanish (1881-1973)
Plate: MP. 89
|Title: Paix. Stockholm (Stockholm Peace Conference
from the "Affiches Originales" series.
Printed by Mourlot Freres in Paris, 1959.
Signed and dated 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
Picasso did a series of images for peace. Probably the most recognized
from this series would be "Paix. Stockholm" We see a bouquet
of flowers being held by two hands from opposite sides, with the brightly
coloured flowers in the center. The colours are vibrant and the message
is clear. He created this poster for the International Conference
of Peace in Stockholm in 1958.
"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
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
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.