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1965 Lithograph Pablo Picasso Atelier Mourlot Abstract Modern Art Face Colors

1965 Lithograph Pablo Picasso Atelier Mourlot Abstract Modern Art Face Colors

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"L'Atelier Mourlot"

This is an original 1965 color lithograph of a cover illustration by artist Pablo Picasso.

CONDITION

This 50+ year old Item is rated Near Mint +. No aging. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Lithograph; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7.25 x 10 inches; 18 x 25 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper has acquired an rare collection of original lithographs by L'Atelier Mourlot from 1965. This collection was limited to 1000 copies, unnumbered, on Velin d'Arches. Extraordinary in their production, color saturation, and subject matter, this collection includes some of the most important modern masters works of the era. This collection was curated by the Redfern Gallery in London in collaboration with Mourlot, in 1965. The Redfern Gallery is one of London's longest established commercial galleries and was founded in 1923. The comments made by the gallery of this collection in 1965 included how indebted they were to Fernand Mourlot who made the selection of these lithographs, and produced them for this exhibit, and 'gave so much thought and energy to the details of the preparation.' Also quoted about this collection, in 1965 by Dillon Ripley, of the Smithsonian Institution, 'The unfailing quality of his (Fernand Mourlot) work has commanded the respect of Museums, collectors, and most of all, the artists themselves. Every product of his workshop bears the mark of Mourlot's discipline and craft and can truly be called the ideal collaboration between artist and artisan.'

This piece was illustrated by Picasso, Pablo. There is no visible artist signature.

Pablo Picasso

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. Several specific "periods" into which his work is classified include his Blue Period, during which time he preferred to draw mothers and children in bluish and greenish hues, and his Rose Period, which featured more lively subjects such as acrobats and harlequins. He is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential 20th century artists, and is especially remembered for his portrayal of the bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War in his 1937 piece, "Guernica."

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