Item #CL207-35 Vallauris Exposition. Pablo Picasso, 1881–1973 Spanish/French.
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Vallauris Exposition

1953. Linocut and letterpress on a pre-printed colour background, poster format, signed in block lower right, 70 x 55cm (paper). Crinkles and creases across image. Framed.

Illustrated in Czwiklitzer, Picasso’s Posters, 1971, #68, p313. Held in National Gallery of Victoria collection.

This poster was created in two steps; the background was printed first by a letterpress process, followed by a linocut image, created by Picasso.

Picasso lived and worked from 1947 to 1955 in Vallauris, in the south-east of France about 22 kilometres from Nice. “Following the tragic years of war, the Vallauris sojourn was an era of family bliss for Picasso. Surrounded by his companion, Françoise Gilot, and their two children, Claude and Paloma, the artist attracted a circle of artists and writers, including Edouard Pignon, Jean Cocteau, Jacques Prévert and Paul Eluard. Fully engaged in the Vallauris community, Picasso injected new energy, inspired festive events such as bullfights and music parades, while pursuing his political activism in the Movement for Peace and the French Communist Party… Looking at Picasso’s works, his Vallauris years were marked by an extremely fertile artistic creativity…[engaging] in new technical and iconographic experiments” which included linocutting.” Ref: National Picasso Museum (France); Wiki.

Item #CL207-35

Price (AUD): $1,850.00  other currencies

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