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Original Lithograph, 1961, March 6 / April 21
Size: 9" x 12"
Dated in the plate
Reference: Bloch, 'Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié' No. 1017
This lithograph is one of the four original lithographs Picasso created for the publication "A los Toros avec Picasso" by Jaime Sabartés. The artist created the graphic works a few days after he married Jacqueline at Vallauris.
A twenty-five colour lithograph - the most colours Picasso ever used on a lithographic work. He applied all the colours from the pencil box that was available.
Fernand Mourlot, Picasso’s lithographer recalls the story how it came about:
"When I visited Picasso at Vauvenargues on April 21st, I asked our friend, without much hope, if he would agree to put some colours on the plates. The black eyes glanced at me and he said: “Now then! You want some colour, Mourlot ...” suspense. “Jacqueline, show them up to the house . . .” My wife accompanied me and we then followed our hostess. The monumental staircase leads us to the rooms, here is the bathroom, immense, with a large green painted garden bench, a table and iron chairs; around the washstands a large decoration of leaves and flowers painted on the wall by the master of the house. We continue the visit and finally come back to the studio, where we are invited to come in. “You wanted some colours ... here it is!” The Picador has been decorated with quite a lot of wax pencils. I take a look at the pencil box: twenty-four colors, all have been utilized ... "
Certificate of Authenticity is included.
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