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Artist: Pablo Picasso Spanish (1881-1973)

Plate: MP. 83

Title: Toros en Vallauris
(Bulls in Vallauris 1957)
Description: Condition A. Lithograph
from the "Affiches Originales" series.
Printed by Mourlot Freres in Paris, 1959.
Signed in the plate.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
(or by Air Post at cost)
Certificate of Authenticity.
See our Terms of Sale
Sheet Size: 9 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in
  23.5 cm x 32 cm
Price: $225.00 USD

In this striking example of Picasso's distinct linocut style, using a brilliant blue, we see the essence of the bullfight done in a prehistoric cave drawing style that here seems timeless. It is set within an "eye" like form, combined with unique hand lettering, creating a truly unique and memorable composition.

"The most important of the compositions which Pacers made in the 1950's were inspired by his passion for the bullfight and his involvement with making ceramics at Valorous. The emotional drama, the caller, the panache and the clash of strength and power which are the essence of the Bullfight and so much a central element in the Spanish character were a vital element in Pica's inspiration. In the years from the 1950's onwards, as he found himself increasingly tortured by finding the means of expression or the issues in his art, so the Bullfight also became one of the principal ways that he found release and entertainment" (Weston)

During the 1950s the renowned French printer, Mourlot Freres, printed most of the "original" posters of the most important artists of the day. In 1959 they printed the series "Affiches Originales" for collectors. They are reduced lithographic versions of the "original" posters created by the contemporary masters, Picasso, Chagall, Braque, Matisse, Miro, Leger, and Dufy.

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