Portraits Imaginaire Offset Lithograph after Picasso

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Portraits Imaginaire Lithograph
after Pablo Picasso
Portraits Imaginaire Lithograph
after Picasso Framed and Matted
Lithograph Done in 1972.
(Original Was Done in 1969.)
Numbered in Pencil Lower Left
Portraits Imaginaire Lithograph after Pablo Picasso Portraits Imaginaire Lithograph after Pablo Picasso Framed and Matted Portraits Imaginaire Lithograph from a 1969 Original Portraits Imaginaire Lithograph after Picasso Numbered in Pencil Lower Left

Original color lithograph on white wove paper after Pablo Picasso. From the portfolio Portraits Imaginaire (Imaginary Portraits). In 1969 Picasso received a shipment of painting supplies at his studio. The packing materials includes sheets of brown cardboard. Picasso painted a series of imaginary portraits in brightly colored gouache on the sheets of cardboard. Reknown lithographer Marcel Salinas later collaborated with Picasso to create lithograph plates from those gouche paintings. The lithograph even reproduces the texture of the cardboard in various shades of brown ink. (Since Salinas created the lithograph plates, this is technically an “after” Picasso.)

The portfolio was published in 1973 in a numbered edition. The pencil numbering is from the publisher. There is an American edition and a French edition, each limited to 250 impressions. The American edition contains the letter “A” before the numbering. (The French edition include the letter “F” after the numbering.)

– Title: Portraits Imaginaire
– Artist: Pablo Picasso (after) (Spanish, 1881-1973)
– Date: 1973
– Numbered in pencil: A 28 of 250 (total edition size French and American was 500)
– Image size: 24-3/4 inches H x 19 inches W (62.8 cm x 48.2 cm)
– Frame size: 33-3/4 inches H x 27-1/2 inches W (85.7 cm x 69.8 cm)

In excellent good condition. Feint duplication of the pencil number 2 (of “28”). (Since there are no unnumbered versions of this work, this is sloppiness on the part of the publisher.) Framed in a gold frame with a distressed finish (designed to make this new frame look older). Matted in white acid-free matte and covered with a UV-resistant acrylic cover.