Picasso Spanish (1881-1973)
Plate: MP. 92
|Title: Picasso, Museum of Modern Art, Ceret.
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.
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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
The Museum of Modern Art in Ceret, France, commissioned Picasso to
create this magnificent poster for an exhibition of ceramics in 1958.
Set within a plate-like shape, we see folk dancers performing in a
circle, done in vibrant red and yellow hues. The town of Ceret was
a favourite spot with many great modern artists including Picasso
and Braque. In the 1910's Ceret was regarded as the 'Capitol of Cubism'.
Ceret is proudly Catalan and is nestled in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
The orchards of Ceret are famous for producing cherries in France.
"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.