This is an original 1962 lithograph of the original linocut by Pablo Picasso (with date, top left corner), created with one block: black, dark ocher. This original lithograph is from the rare numbered collection, registered as 472/520. This number will recorded on the certificate accompanying the lithograph. Numeric registration in 1962 was 885 and legal registration was 29.632. First edition production. Copyrighted and registered in 1962 and released in February 1963.
Period Paper has acquired a large collection of original lithographs of linoleum cuts (linocuts) by Pablo Picasso. Picasso worked in this medium extensively from 1958 to 1961. The Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris loaned Picasso's original linocuts for the creation of these lithographs. During this production, an additional 50 lithographs were created in large format and were hand-signed by Picasso and which can be found online priced between $26,000 and $180,000 per linocut. Only a rare few of these smaller lithographs were hand-signed by Picasso. The items offered here are the lithographs most sought after by collectors, second only to the hand-signed group of 50. They are extraordinary in their creation, detail, and condition. They are regarded unconditionally as fine art and consistently appreciate in value.
PLEASE NOTE: These are the original 1962 linocuts and not the later reissues of the 1962 collection or those from 1988.
This piece was illustrated by Picasso, Pablo.
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) was a Spanish painter, stage designer, and sculptor. An incredibly talented man, he tried his hand at many different artistic styles throughout his life, including realism, classicism and surrealism; however he is most remembered for being a co-pioneer of cubism with French artist Georges Braque.