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.
"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... For a Vallauris exhibition in 1958, Picasso has placed the illustrative panel at the bottom of the poster and filled it with two surprisingly arts-and-crafts-like images of flowering plants flanking a radiant sun"(Rennert, PAI-XX, 381,382)
"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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