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Artist: Pablo Picasso Spanish (1881-1973)

Plate: MP. 89

Title: Paix. Stockholm (Stockholm Peace Conference 1958)
Description: Condition A. Lithograph
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.
(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: $350.00 USD
most popular of the series

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 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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