Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Pablo Picasso Buste de Femme, 1958
Medium: Lithograph and Collotype in Gold and Brown
Image: 20 in x 17 5/8 in (50.8 cm x 44.8 cm)
Sheet: 29 5/8 in x 21 1/4 in (75.2 cm x 54 cm)
Framed: 36 in x 32 3/4 in (91.4 cm x 83.2 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left.
Signature: This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Pablo Picasso Buste de Femme, 1958 is stunning and iconic portrait in profile. Renowned for the many muses that he had throughout his lifetime, Picasso's mistress Marié-Thérèse was notorious amongst them. She served as the inspiration for several of his works, including this particular lithograph. Picasso accents her extremely unique and personable features - prominent nose, full lips, and defined cheek bones. Though depicted in profile, she retains our gaze, as her sharp eyes glimmer through the golds and bronzes of the piece. Picasso's interesting technique can be noted further in the delicate waves of her hair, giving it an organic and fluid quality despite its solid and textured appearance.
Created in 1958, this image was created for a poster designated for an exposition of Picasso's sculptures and drawings at the Maison de la Pensée Française, Paris. Pablo Picasso Buste de Femme, 1958 is from the edition of 150. This particular piece is numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left. It is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Buste de Femme, 1958 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work):
- Czwiklitzer, Christopher. Picasso's Posters. New York: Random House, 1971. Listed and illustrated as cat. no. 129 and detailed on pg. 363.
- A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Pablo Picasso Buste de Femme, 1958 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.