Picasso

Still Life

1929

ARTIST:

Picasso, Pablo b. 1881, Malaga, Spain d. 1973, Moulins, France


Title:

Still Life, signed in the plate, not editioned, numbering no more than 1500


Technique:

Pochoir, stencilling by Daniel Jacomet, Paris, France, 1929


Paper:

vellum 19.5 x 15 cm approx


Condition:

This work in in exceptional condition having been inspected prior to framing. The velvety texture of the inks and the colours were lush, with no attenuation to the surface.


Realisation / Publication:

published for C. Moreau, for G. Janneau, L’Art Cubiste, France. 1929


Reference / Literature:

see G. Janneau, L’Art Cubiste, France, 1929


Provenance:

Private collector, USA, 2016 sold to salonccr.com.au


Asking:

Contact for price


The pristine nature of this work, without scuffing and without attenuation of the surface inks, represents exceptional value for the beginning buyer. The flat shapes that seemingly assemble in an adhoc manner slip  about the surface of the space as the shapes intersect and criss-cross to form a cohesive whole. In and around this time, Picasso experimented with the lines and flat colours that reflected no light, that is the appearance of reality was far from the mind of the artist who had previously relied on the play of light to give his shapes three dimensionality. Such illusion is absent here.