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Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973), "Vallauris Exposition 1956", color linocut. Signed in red lower right margin. Print originally created for the 1956 Vallauris "Fiesta Taurina," and depicting a triptych image, in which spectators on the sunny (left) and shady (right) sides of the arena frame the face of a bull, placed in a vertical band representing the bullring. As is often the case, this design was also used on one of the ceramic plates Picasso created in Vallauris. Framed 46" x 34.5". Sight size approximately 32" x 23.75".


Print in excellent condition with no signs of fading, rips or tears. There is slight consistent toning to the sheet. Sheet does not appear to have been cut down, deckled edge still visible on bottom edge. Print has full saturated bright color. Connected to matting at top with hinging tape. Light pencil marks on verso of sheet near bottom left corner "19 1956".

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Picasso Vallauris Exposition Poster

Estimate $3,000 - $5,000Aug 09, 2014
Starting Bid $1,500