Avant-Propos de Georges Salles. Galerie Chalette New York - Au Pont Des Arts, Paris, 1958. Portfolio of 16 lithographs in colors, on Arches paper, one of the first 30 copies of French edition with an additional color pochoir (total edition 300 numbered copies). Loose as issued with colophon, text, and prints, in the publisher’s linen portfolio case with ties. Our portfolio present an additional print of a Picasso gouache reproduced in collotype with pochoir by Daniel Jacomet.
The series "Mes dessins d'Antibes" of sixteen lithographs on velin d'Arches pur Chiffon (by Daniel Jacomet) represent the ancient Greece of Antibes, Antipolis. Published in Paris during 1958, this work reproduces the magnificent original Picasso drawings of 1946, representing the austere mythological interaction of the Centaur, the Nymph and the Faun, a constant theme in Picasso's post-war period. Size: 25 ¾” x 19 ¾ “ inches (65 x 50 cm) In very good condition, fold toned as usual, protective flaps worn, one of them is detached from the folder. Inside prints and text in fine condition. Very good copy. More pictures on request. SOLD
Mes Dessins d'Antibes. Picasso gouache reproduced in collotype with pochoir by Daniel Jacomet
Les Blues Barcelona. With the original etching signed in pencil by Picasso, and marked HC in pencil. 12 Watercolors and pastels by Picasso.Foreword by Jaime Sabartes -. Paris, Au vent d’Arles, 1963. Portfolio in sheets, with 12 pochoirs by Jacomet, in blue cloth slipcase illustrated in color. Important suite with the original etching signed by Picasso in pencil, (exemplar H.C.), and 13 compositions by Pablo Picasso including a drawing in the text, 11 color plates hors text (last folded showing "The Fool") and a composition of colors on the slipcase. Limited to 540 numbered copies (this No. 312) on wove BFK Rives. Very good copy with the etching in very good condition, the prints very well preserved, some foxing sometimes pronounced on the text pages.$14,000.0
Picasso, Papiers Colles 1910-1914. Portfolio with 10 lithographs in color
Jean Cassou. Au pont des arts, Paris, 1966. Limited on 300 numbered copies.
Loose as issued, in beige cloth folder with brown corners and spine, and tie-strings. Printed on grand Veline de Rives paper, dimensions: 26 1/8” x 20 3/16” inches. Six of ten lithographs are signed on the stone.
The portfolio present a collections of 10 lithographs in color, reproducing 10 Picasso paintings, drawings and collages created between 1910 and 1914, which were donated to the Musee National d’Art Modern, in Paris, by Marie Cuttoli-Henri Laugier.
Picasso collaborated actively with the production of the portfolio, and composed especially for this edition, a collage for the frontispiece.
In excellent conditions. Ref: Cramer 137. $10,000.00
TOROS One of the 50 copies with an original lithograph signed and numbered in pencil by Picasso.
15 lavis de Pablo Picasso, poeme de Pablo Neruda. Au Vent d'Arles, Paris 1960.
One of 50 copies with a lithograph signed and numbered in pencil by Picasso, of which this one is N 50. Portfolio with 15 pochoirs (Daniel Jacomet) reproducing the wash drawings by Picasso, each numbered in pencil. The prints are loose, as issued, secured in the original portfolio, in red satin covers with a drawing after Picasso printed in black on the front, black satin spine, linen flaps and tie-strings. Complete of title page, colophon and text, 15 prints and original lithograph, all in very good condition, on velin d’Arches paper. Rare Portfolio. Size: 22”x16” inches – 55x24 cm. More pictures on request. $25,000.00
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Toros Y Toreros
Pablo Picasso. Edition Circle d'Art, Paris, 1961. Text by Luis Miguel Dominguín and an essay by Georges Boudaille. One of 150 copies of the Deluxe edition, N 64, complete of the portfolio, all well preserved in the original clam-shell box in creamy cloth. Title page handwritten by Picasso and reproduced in facsimile, illustrated with drawings, washes and sketches from 3 notebooks made by Picasso for this edition, in brilliant color and beautifully reproduced. The portfolio contains: one original lithograph on Arches wove, dated 7.2.61 in plate, and signed in pencil by Picasso. The lithograph is printed on the recto of the 2nd leaf of a sheet folded in two in order to create a protection over the lithograph, with title and justification N 64, on the recto of the opposite page; and a suite of 16 prints in color on Arches wove, reproducing 16 drawings in color from Picasso notebooks. In very good condition. The original lithograph has a small light fold in the bottom left corner, barely noticeable, the clam-shell box worn. Ref: Cramer 112. $11,000.00
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Ovide: Les Metamorphoses Lausanne, Albert Skira, 1931 (B. 99-128; Ba. 143-172; C. books 19); the complete set of 39 etchings, in- and hors-texte, title page, text, table of contents and justification, on laid Arches watermark ARCHES A LA MAIN (B. 112, 114, 118, 122 and 126 on Japon), signed in pencil on the justification, copy 120 of 125 (the first 30 copies were printed on Japon Impérial and issued with an additional suite; there were also 20 hors commerce copies in Roman numerals), with wide margins, a few pinpoint foxmarks, in very good condition, bound, with gilt edges, the binding by H. ALIX in red crushed morocco, signed on the lower turn-in of the upper board, yellow polished calf endleaves, the name of the author, title and name of the artist in gilt on the spine (the binding with a few nicks and traces of wear at the extremities). $60,000.00
À Haute FlammeTristan Tzara. Paris, 1955. One of 70 copies on “Japon Ancien”, signed by Tzara and Picasso, with 6 engravings with burin by Picasso. Ref: Cramer Books#72, Bloch#781-786. $25,000.00
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Sable Mouvant. Reverdy, Pierre. Paris: Louis Broder, 1966. Portfolio with 10 original aquatints by Pablo Picasso, that accompany the last poem by Pierre Reverdy. Signed by Picasso on the justification page, limited edition of 255 copies on Rives wove LB wathermarked, of which our copy is one of 220 copies numbered from 1 to 220. Large folio, in the original case.Ref: Cramer books#136; Bloch#1183-1192; Bloch books#129.$24,000.00
Sueño y mentira de Franco. Paris, 1937. Elephant Folio. Original gray wrappers with Picasso's calligraphy and letterpress text. Two original etchings with aquatint by Picasso, both numbered in pencil, with stamped Picasso signature. One of 850 copies in Montval laid for a total edition of 1000 copies. In very good condition, but one of the etching suffered for the text ink impression, that created a veil of lettering on the background. Ref: Cramer, no.28. Bloch n.297-298. FROM CRAMER # 28: "This suite of 18 scenes on two plates was Picasso's protest against Franco's coup d'etat. His intention had been to make postcards or tracts which would have an impact on the Spanish people. For this reason - inspired by comics and the images of Epinal - the artist chose to use a sort of comic strip as his medium. In it, he derides the adventures of the spurious caballero Franco who, instead of attacking the enemy, strikes his own horse. In January 8 and 9, 1937 Picasso made two plates with 9 scenes on the first, and 5 on the second, 14 of the final 18 scenes. On May he "colored" the etchings with aquatint, and abandoned the idea of making postcards and decide to complete the second plate. With the recent bombing of Guernica (April 26, 1937) in minde, he etched 4 other scenes, no longher in the style of caricature, but clearly accusatory. In the scenes the artist created on June 7, Franco no longer appears, but the tyrant is accused by suffering women and by mothers - with their children at their side- crying out their despair. Picasso published the two plates with a poem entitled Sueño y Mentira de Franco. ". $16,000.00
Le Cocu Magnifique.By Fernand Crommelynck Paris: Editions de l'Atelier Crommelynck, 1968. Portfolio illustrated with 7 etchings, 4 aquatints with etching, and 1 aquatint with drypoint and etching, all by Picasso. Loose as issued in Rived wove, in the original Bordeaux box in leather. Signed by Picasso and Crommelynck on justification page. Total edition of 200 copies, of which our copy is one of the 30 copies numbered from 1 to 30 but unfortunately lacking of the extra suite of signed and numbered prints. Ref: Cramer books#140, Bloch#1244-1255 $21,000.00
Regards sur Paris.Editions Andre Sauret, Paris, 1962-1963. Collective portfolio with contributions of several artists that depicted the Parisenne life. This copy is one of 30 exemplars out of commerce, from a total of 180 copies, reserved for the artists that contributed to the edition, printed for Maurice Brianchon. A double page is dedicated to the signatures of all the artists and authors. The portfolio contains: 32 original lithographs by: Chagall, Van Dongen, Braque, Picasso, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Brianchon, Beaudain, Heriot, Carzou, Masson, Villon; accompained the text of: Arnoux, Bauer, Bazin, Billy, Dorgeles, Giono, Heriot, Mac Orlan, Salacrou, Queneau. Each text is signed by the autor and the artist. This Rare edition is in very good condition, in the original case in cloth, decorated on the center with the gold mark of the Arms of the city of Paris. More Pictures on request.$18,000.00 Picture
Six Contes Fantastiques
Maurice Toesca. Paris, Flammarion, 1953. One of 75 copies on Vélin de Montval, from a total edition of 225 copies, with 6 engravings with burin by Picasso. Ref: Cramer 66. $12,000.00
Picasso de 1916 - 1961 DELUXE EDITION WITH 2 EXTRASUITES (TOTAL OF 3 SUITES).COCTEAU, Jean. Monaco: Editions Rocher, 1962. First Edition. Illustrated with 24 original lithographs, of which 2 are double page, by Pablo Picasso. Folio, loose as issued in the original wrappers and the pubblisher's morocco-backed sleeve and slipcase. One of the copies reserved for the artist and publisher. The paper of this edition is especially handmade with watermark signatures of Picasso and Cocteau. Signed in pencil by Cocteau and Picasso on the colophon page. Total edition 255 copies. Ref: Cramer 117; Bloch 1037-60. $10,500.00
Femmes et Faunes Portfolio with 12 prints after Picasso. Femme et Faunes by Antonina Vallentin. Au Vent d'Arles, Paris 1956. Specimen of the editor on paper Richard de Bas. COMPLETE PORTFOLIO OF 12 POCHOIRS OF DRAWINGS AFTER PICASSO. PRINTED IN BLACK AND WHITE, AND IN COLORS, ON WOVE PAPER SPECIALLY WATERMARKED FOR THIS EDITION. Limited and numbered edition in 200 copies. The 13 pochoirs are executed by Jacomet, well preserved in the original beige cloth slipcase, illustared with the title by Picasso. Edition : 200 copies + 26 copies H.C. Size : 50 x 35 cm. In very good condition. More pictures on request. SOLD Pictures
La Guerre et la Paix . Deluxe edition with an original signed lithograph by PicassoPicasso Pablo, Roy Claude. Published by Paris, Editions Cercle d’Art , 1954. Paris Cercle d’Art 1954. Folio (15 5/16 x 11 5/8 Inches) (390x295 mm). Loose in Arche wove-covered wrappers, Cloth covered protective board, and slipcase. Deluxe edition limited in 100 numbered copies on Arches paper correlated with an original lithograph by Picasso, dated 10.2.54 on transfer paper, and signed in red pencil. This book provide a complete documentary record of the two Picasso’s murals: La guerre et la paix, in the Chapel at Vallauris, South of France. The book contains studies in pencil, preparatory sketches, related to the two murals, and also several reproductions of works done by Picasso in the 40th which attest the artist hatred of war and desire for the peace. A reproduction of a canvas painted on 1954, Le hibou, serves as frontispiece. There are as well photographic reproductions of the two murals. The text that accompany this rare edition is from Claude Roy, a conversation with Picasso during the 1950/ 1954 reflecting on the man and his way of working. The Roy's essay: L'energie de l'espoir, complete the text of this book. In very good condition. Ref: Cramer #67. $9000.00 Pictures
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14 Dessins originaux gravés sur cuivre. Lausanne, Louis Grosclaude, .
14 compositions engraved in copper after Pablo Picasso. One of 300 copies on Rives vellum with wide margins, justified in pencil by the publisher. Loose leaves in the original publisher case-box.
The portfolio presents 14 drawings of dancers, created by Picasso during his visit in Monte Carlo with the dancer Oga KoKhlova for the season of The Russian Ballets. These prints experienced a second edition in 1943, from the same publisher, accompanied by a text and titled: Grace and movement: 14 original compositions engraved in copper. 14 excerpts from poems "Odes" Sappho.
The prints are in very good condition well preserved in the original case. The case is a little worn. $8500.00
Le peintre et son modele. DELUXE edition, with signed etching by Picasso.
Parmelin, Helene. Paris, Editions Cercle d'art. 1965 4to. Full cloth, the cover printed in colors with a drawing after Picasso. One of the 150 DELUXE copies accompanied by one original etching signed in pencil by Picasso. The oblong etching, on Richard-de-bas wove paper, depict the view of an atelier with a large seated nude, the painter at work sitting, with a standing nude and the artist's dog, an Afghan hound, named Kabul. This book is the second volume of the series "Secret d'alcove d'un atelier". Fine condition. Ref: Cramer 130, Bloch 1139. SOLD
Au Baiser d'Avignon. Douze dessins, lavis, aquarelles.Texte de Jean Vilar.P., “Au Vent d'Arles” Paris, 1972, portfolio (50 x 40 cm.) on Arches paper with 12 lithographs after Picasso drawings, (7 colored) printed by Mourlot. One of 330 copies. SOLD
Dix Reproductions, 1933.Portfolio of eight pochoir prints and two collotypes by Braque, Derain, Dufy, Gris, Leger, Lurcat, Masson, Matisse, Picasso and Rouault; From an edition of 1000 with "JB" blind stamp; 20 1/2" x 15 7/8" (sheet) each; Printer: Editions Jeanne Bucher, Paris and Editions John Becher, New York. $8,000.00
Un éventail1905 – 1014.1962 Jaime Sabartes., Portfolio with a foreword of Jaime Sabartes, 10 pochoirs realized by Daniel Jacomet (7 in colors) and a lithograph in colors printed by Mourlot, after works (1905 to 1914) by Picasso. Editions Leda, Paris. Edition : 200 copies + LX (60) copies H.C. The lithograph and pochoirs have various sizes. Size of the portfolio : 35 x 48 cm. Condition : Folder with minimal defects, internally in very good condition. Ref. : Monod Vol. II n° 9080. $8,000.00
Dos Contes: Le Centaure Picador. Reventos, Ramon. Paris, 1947, first edition, one of 230 numbered copies (total edition 250). Folio (335 x 258 mm; 13-1/4 x 10-1/4 in.); text in French, illustrated with 4 original full-page b&w engraving with burin by Pablo Picasso; loose in Lana wove wrappers with title in a faxsimile of the artists’s handwriting on the front. Preserved in the original wooden boards with ties, with burgundy title faxsimile of artist’s handwriting. scarce in the wooden boards. Ref: Goeppert 44. Bloch 468-471. Rauch 66. Cramer 44 $7,000.00 Pictures
Les Cavaliers D’OmbreGeneviève LAPORTE - Pablo PICASSO Published by J Foret, Paris , 1954 Geneviève LAPORTE. LES CAVALIERS D’OMBRE. J Foret, Paris 1954, 33 X 42 cm. One of the 100 numbered copies (total edition 217 copies) on Johannot pur fil paper. Signed by publisher on the justification page. With 7 drypoints by Pablo Picasso, engraved by Georges Bétemps. In original slipcase. Very good condition. Ref: Monod 6823. $5500.00 Pictures
L'Age de Soleil. Avec une gravure de Pablo Picasso. GODET, Robert-J. Paris: Aux dépens de l'auteur, 1950. One of 100 copies on vélin du Marais with the etching "Picasso pour Roby", in black, and with the ORIGINAL POINTE-SÈCHE “La Torera”. Ref: Cramer n° 57. $5,250.00 Picture
Picasso de 1916 - 1961. COCTEAU, Jean. Monaco: Editions Rocher, 1962. First Edition. Illustrated with 24 original lithographs, of which 2 are double page, by Pablo Picasso. Folio, loose as issued in the original wrappers and the pubblisher's morocco-backed sleeve and slipcase. One of 255 copies, signed by Cocteau and Picasso. Ref: Cramer 117; Bloch 1037-60. $4500.00
Dons des Feminines. Penrose, Valentine. Preface de Paul Eluard. Etching by Pablo Picasso. Original edition illustrated by halftone reproductions after collages by Valentine Penrose.
Limited in 400 copies, of which this copy is N 328 of 350 copies, sur Velin, with an etching by Pablo Picasso especially made for this book: The Couple. The etching shown the cancellation bars on the right upper corner, and is numbered in pencil. The soft cover book is guarded in a custom-made box. In very good condition with a minimal defect: the spine marginally split between the preface and the left page. Ref: Cramer 61, Bloch 690. $5000.00
Valentina Penrose Collage
Valentina Penrose Collage
Valentina Penrose woman of talent, beauty and personality, she was one of the first women who joined the surrealist movement; through her wide travel around the word she has built a full life, enanching her magical imagery, eroticism, and passionate femonist nature. Her poems flow in a stream of musical rhythm, and her evocative images dragged in impossible dreams.
Valentina Penrose was a surreal soul who naturally embraced the Surrealist moviment, she inspired Paul Eluard to write the preface of this book with a deep admiration of her feminine phantasmagoria. Picasso influenced by Eluard was also inspired to make the beautiful above etching.
Elegy of Ihpetonga and Masks of Ashes. 1954 (four lithographs by Picasso and Yvan Goll Poems)
Yvan Goll (poet), Pablo Picasso (Illustrator).Published by The Noonday Press, New York , 1954. Elegy of Hipetonga and Masks of Ashes, Yvan Goll. With four original lithographs by Picasso. The Noonday Press, New York, 1954. Edition limited in only 64 copies of which this one is the n. 58. Printed on Fabriano laid paper of different colors. English edition prepared by Clair Goll after the death of the poet on 1950. This edition was published in New York where the Golls had lived from 1939 to 1947. A French edition was published on Paris by Editions Hemispheres on 1949, after the couple returned to France from the exile in New York because of the Jewish origins of the poet. Elegy of Ihpetonga is dedicated to Picasso and reflect Goll’s experience in New York. A comment preceding the poem explains its title: “Ihpetonga, which signifies high cliff, was the name that the Canarsie Indians gave to that part of Brooklyn which today is known as Columbia Heightsand which dominate the port of New York. There this poem was conceived.” For this book Picasso made four wash drawings, dated April 11, 1949, on lithographic paper, printed by Mourlot Freres, Paris. The English edition contains the same original lithographs, dated 11.4.1949, as the French, and differ from the French edition for the appearance: The text is printed on red, grey, blue and white paper, and the lithographs are mounted on black paper; the number of the edition, only 64 copies. A very rare book, a little jewel very well preserved. REF: CRAMER #70. $4000.00
Jean Cocteau. Pierre Bertrand Editeur Paris, 1956. Homage to Pablo Picasso in occasion of its seventy-fifth birthday.
Limited in 125 numbered copies, of which our copy is n. 57.
Illustrated with an original etching by Picasso depicting a nude turned on the back, dated, signed, and inscribed in plate, and an original etching by Paul Lemagny, a portrait of Picasso. Very rare copy, in very good conditions, the cover is slightly tan and the original glassine worn with some tears, inside NO stains etchings are clear, ofsetting on the blanc page preceeding the title page, and in the first text page. $3,200.00
Hélène Chez Archimède. Andre Saures. Paris: Nouveau Cercle Parisien du Livre, 1955. 22 illustration by Picasso, in full pages, in black, engraved on wood by Georges Aubert. Folio, loose as issued, in original wrapper and portfolio, with parchment spine, in slipcase. Total edition of 240, of which 140 hors commerce reserved for the member and the contributor of the club. This copy is one of the 140. $3,500.00
Picasso Toreros (A los Toros avec Picasso) Sabartes, Jaime; Pablo Picasso Illustrator. New York, George Braziller, 1961. First American edition, with four original lithographs by Picasso, 3 in B/W La pique, Jeu de cape, les benderilles, and one in color Le picador. In very good conditions Ref: Bloch 1014-1017; Cramer 113. $2,000.00
Picasso Linoleum Cuts: Bacchanals, Women, Bulls & Bullfighters. Boeck, Wilhelm, Pablo Picasso. New York: Abrams, (1962). Introduction by Wilhelm Boeck, with 45 reproductions of the original color linoleum cuts by Picasso, printed in full page. In very good condition, beige cloth hard cover with decorative drawings by Picasso in black, complete of the pictorial slipcase. $1,800.00
Trente ans d'activité. Gérald Cramer. Geneva, Gérald Cramer 1971. The complete portfolio, comprising 9 signed etchings, 2 signed lithographs printed in colors, and 4 unsigned reproductions printed in colors, by various artists, printed on various papers, each numbered 102/125 in pencil or ink, Chadwick and Zao Wou-Ki dated, the text leaves on Rives paper, the full sheets, in excellent condition aside from Picasso with pale time-staining, with original paper wrappers, in original linen- and wood-covered portfolio box with metal clasp designed by Alexander Calder (some wear, scratches). Artists & Titles Include: Lynn Chadwick, Golden Wedding, 1968; Marc Chagall, Composition à l'horloge, 1967 (C. 33); André Dunoyer de Segonzac, L'Eglise à Travers les Arbres, 1954; Max Ernst, Composition, 1968 (S./L. 129B); Marino Marini, Jongleurs, 1955 (G. A36); André Masson, Jeune Fille Présentant une Gravure Surréaliste, 1967 (C. 85); Joan Miró, Jeune Fille aux Deux Oiseaux, 1967 (D. 549); Henry Moore, Two and Three Piece Reclining Figures, 1967 (C. 95); Pablo Picasso, Personnages, 1966 (B. 1241); David Alfaro Siqueiros, Femme qui Marche, 1967; Zao Wou-Ki, Composition, 1967. Also included are reproductions of works after Jean Arp, Composition, 1960; Georges Braque, L'oiseau, 1950; Henri Matisse, Sirène, 1952; Jacques Villon, Composition, 1956. Ref: Cramer books#150, Bloch#1241. SOLD
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LYSISTRATA with 6 etchings by Picasso
Aristophanes, Illustrated by Pablo Picasso with an introduction of Gilber Seldes. New York: The limited Edition Club, 1934 One of 1500 copies in Rives wove paper, bonded in the paperboard cover with a design after Picasso printed in color, in the original blue paperboard chemise, the slipcase is available but is in need of restoration. Signed in pencil by Picasso in the justification page. Picasso illustrated Aristophanes’ famous comedy, Lysistrata, translated in English by Gilbert Seldes, with 6 etchings in the same classical style, characterized by purity of line and balance of composition, which he used to illustrate Ovid’s Metamorphoses in 1931. The book is enriched by many lithographic drawings that interwoven with the text. In very good condition. SOLD
Les Menines et la Vie.
With AN ORIGINAL SIGNED ENGRAVING. Text by Jamie Sabartes, Edition Cercle d’Art Paris, 1958. Illustrated with one original engraving with burin by Pablo Picasso, dated on the plate and signed in multicolored pencil. One of 100 DELUXE copies, on Richard de Bas paper. Reference: Cramer 97/Bloch 857. SOLD
TOROS. Two of the 13 pochoirs
15 lavis de Pablo Picasso, poeme de Pablo Neruda Au Vent d'Arles, Paris 1960. Limited in 500 copies. Portfolio with 13 of the 15 pochoirs (Daniel Jacomet) reproducing the wash drawings by Picasso, each numbered in pencil. The prints are loose, as issued, secured in the original portfolio, in red satin covers with a drawing after Picasso printed in black on the front, black satin spine, linen flaps and tie-strings. Complete of title page, colophon and text, all in very good condition, on velin d’Arches paper. The prints are also in very good condition, 3 of them were previously framed, and margins and back shows light signs of it. Rare Portfolio unfortunately with 2 missed prints, but in very good condition. Size: 22”x16” inches – 55x24 cm. SOLD
Notre Dame de Vie. DELUXE edition, with signed linocut by Picasso.
Helene Parmelin, Pablo Picasso. Notre Dame de Vie Secret d’alcove d’un atelier. Editions Cercle d’Art Paris, 1966 Brown leather and cloth covered box, with gilt lettering on the spine, and with a color reproduction of Picasso’s signature on the front. Deluxe limited edition on 150 copies. This book is the last of three volumes of “Secrets d’alcove d’un atelier”. A loose linocut, with inverted date 16.2.66 in the plate, signed and numbered in pencil, accompanies the book. The print represents the portrait of the painter Edouard Pignon, the husband of Heleine Permelin. Very good and rare copy. REF: Cramer #134. SOLD
Cinq Sonnets de Petrarque.
La Fontaine de Vaucluse, MCMXLVII (Paris, 1947) With an original etching by Picasso (Bloch 370), translated in French by Luois Aragon. One of 100 copies on Arches wove of a total edition of 110. Each copy is inscribed with a different handwritten proverb by Louis Aragon, in lieu of his signature, and is numbered in ink by Aragon. This book includes five sonnets from the “Canzoniere” conceived and written by Francesco Petrarca after the death of his beloved Laura on 1348. Picasso’s etching for the book is a beautiful oval face surrounded by flowing hair, representing the idealized portrait of Laura, but it was the homage of Louis Aragon to Elsa Triolet, a Russian he met in 1928 after a suicide attempt, and who changed his life. In the dedicatory epigraph Aragon wrote:”They said Laura was somebody Else” the printing of the capital letter E make a possible equation between Laura and Else, or Laura and Elsa. Ref: Cramer 47, Bloch 370, Bloch books 43. inscribed: a short note written by the author or a previous owner in the beginning of a book, generally accompanied by a signature SOLD
Faunes et Flore d'Antibes. Lithograph in 10 colors
Faunes et Flore d'Antibes
Pablo Picasso (after), Faunes et Flore d'Antibes, portfolio with 12 color pochoirs, printed by Daniel Jacomet, Paris. Introduction by Jaime Sabartes, New York Graphic Society - Au Pont Des Arts, Paris, 1960. Loose as issued, one of first 25 numbered copies of the American edition limited in 125 copies, (total edition 350 copies). The Portfolio reproduces 11 paintings on paper of Pablo Picasso, from the series: la joie de vivre, Antibes August/September 1946, plus the frontispiece that was especially made by Picasso for this edition; in addition this portfolio, as one of the first 25 copies, contain a lithograph in 10 colors executed by Mourlot after an inedited drawing by Picasso. Printed on velin pur Chiffon d’Arches paper, and preserved in the original linen portfolio folder. Prints are reproduced in the original paintings format, and the dimensions of the portfolio are: 26.25''h x 20.25''w inches (65 x 50cm). Linen folder and prints are in very good condition. More pictures on request. SOLD