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Linocut Poster - Toros Vallauris

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Succession Picasso/DACS 2001

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1962P43
Collection:Fine Art Prints and Drawings
Date:1958 - 1958

Maker Information

Artist:Pablo Picasso - View biography for Pablo Picasso
Printer:Hidalgo Arnera - View biography for Hidalgo Arnera

Notes

In 1958 Picasso moved to the fourteenth-century Chateau de Vauvenargues near Aix en Provence. Frustrated by the delays in sending proofs for printing in Paris, he began to work with the young Vallauris printer Hidalgo Arnera who introduced him to the linocut poster. Here, years after the first Cubist achievements, form and colour have been simplified into a front and profile construction of the head and shoulders of a bullfighter.

Purchased from Messrs Berggruen and Co, 1962.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Linocut, printed in black and orange on Arches paper.
Material(s):Arches paper

Dimensions

Height:833 mm
Width:650 mm