Pablo Picasso, Portrait de Jacqueline de Face. I, 1961

Artist: Pablo Picasso, 1881-1973
Title: Portrait de Jacqueline de Face. I
Date: 1961
Medium: Linoleum cut printed in black on thin green paper
Description: A rare proof printed in black on thin green paper. Picasso expert Brigitte Baer's first state of three. Baer records two impressions of this state, however neither of the impressions recorded by Baer are printed in black or are on a colored paper. Our impression is unrecorded and is exceptionally rare, possibly unique in this form. It is possible this proof was pulled because Picasso was considering an edition of this state, so had it printed in black to see the effect, or was considering the use of a green background for an edition. From a complete set of working states for this subject, including a final state, signed by the artist. A total of eight impressions that illustrate the creative methodology by which Picasso, with the close involvement of the printer, worked his way in linoleum cut towards a finished image. Printed by Imprimerie Arnéra, Vallauris. Stamped in ink verso, “Imprimerie Arnéra / Non Signé / Archives”.
Reference: Bloch 1064; Baer 1278 I.
Dimensions: 29 3/5 x 24 1/2 in.
Inventory Number: 912809
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