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Pablo Picasso
The Dance of the Fauns La Danse des Faunes - Roman Mythology Celebration

1957

$18,500

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This original lithograph is hand signed in blue and red coloured pencil by the artist "Picasso" at the lower right margin. It is also hand numbered in pencil, from the edition of 200 at the lower left margin. The work is dated in reverse in the plate "Dimanche 24.5.57" (1957) in the upper right corner. This original lithograph was printed in 1957 in a limited edition of 200 signed and numbered impressions. There was also an edition of 1,000 impressions printed with ochre background, but these were only stamped signed and unnumbered. The edition was published for the benefit of the Nice based newspaper "Le Patriote". The paper bears the Arches watermark on the lower right hand corner of the paper. Literature: 1. Mourlot, F. (2009). Picasso Project: The Lithographic Work. Volume II. 1949-1969. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts Reference: Mourlot 291 2. Bloch, G. (1971). Pablo Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue of the printed graphic work 1904-1967. Bern: Edition Kornfeld & Klipstein. Reference: Bloch 830 Condition: Excellent condition. Pale, unobtrusive stain along the extreme left sheet edge.

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  • Creation Year
    1957
  • Dimensions
    Height: 19.77 in. (50.2 cm)Width: 26.15 in. (66.4 cm)
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    Edition 200Price: $18,500
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  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1807342662

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About Pablo Picasso (Artist)

One of the most prolific and revolutionary artists the world has ever seen, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) had a tremendous impact on the development of 20th-century modern art.


Although he is best known for his association with the Cubist movement, which he founded with Georges Braque, Picasso’s influence extends to Surrealism, neoclassicism and expressionism.


“Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction,” the Spanish artist proclaimed. In his Cubist paintings, he emphasizes the two-dimensionality of the canvas, breaking with conventions regarding perspective, foreshortening and proportion. Picasso was inspired by Iberian and African tribal art. One of his most famous pre-Cubist works is Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), a painting considered immoral and shocking at the time for its depiction of nude women whose faces resemble Iberian tribal masks.


He made many portraits in this style, most often of the women in his life, their expressively colored faces composed of geometric shards of surface planes. In Woman in a Hat (Olga), 1935, he painted his first wife as an assemblage of abstract forms, leaving the viewer to decipher the subject through the contrasting colors and shapes. Picasso was a tireless artist, creating more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and sculptures. Tracing his life’s work reveals the progression of modern art, on which he had an unparalleled influence.

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