Pablo Picasso: Exposition Vallauris rare poster

Pablo Picasso: Exposition Vallauris

Beginning in 1948, Pablo Picasso made original posters to promote expositions and events such as bullfights for his adopted town of Vallauris in southern France, exhibitions of his art and that of fellow artists, and the cause of peace. In lithographs and linocuts, Picasso applied his restless creativity to poster design, producing striking compositions with favorite motifs and hand-drawn text.

This vintage poster was issued to promote Exposition Vallauris, an exhibition at the Maison de la Pensée Française, Paris, in December 1952. It features the head of a goat with large horns that is integrated with the exhibition’s title. Originally made as a linocut, this version was printed as a lithograph by Studio Mourlot in Paris, with the exhibition details added as a lettering block. Produced in numerous color variations, this example is printed in black ink on beige paper.

Publisher: Mourlot Editions, Paris

Year: 1952

Medium: Lithograph

Dimensions: Unframed: 25 1/2 × 18 1/4 inches (64.8 × 46.4 cm); Framed: 28 1/2 × 21 × 1 1/2 inches (72.4 × 53.3 × 3.8 cm)

Framed: Sold framed


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