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Pablo Picasso, The Old King/Le Vieux Roi
 
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TITLE:  The Old King/Le Vieux Roi
ARTIST:  Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973)
WORK DATE:  1963
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Linoleum Cut in Colours on Arches vellum paper
EDITION/SET OF:  42/160
MARKINGS:  This original linoleum cut is hand signed in pencil by the artist "Picasso" in the lower right margin.
It is also numbered in pencil "42/160" in the lower left margin.
It is dated in the plate at the upper right corner "14-26.1.1963" (14-26 January 1963)
SIZE:  h: 64 x w: 52.5 cm / h: 25.2 x w: 20.7 in
STYLE:  Contemporary
PRICE*:  35,000 US$  (Convert prices to your currency with our Currency Converter)
GALLERY:  Gilden's Arts UK  +44 (0)20 7435 3340  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  The work was was published by La Patriote, Nice and printed by Arnera, Vallauris in 1963 in a limited edition of 160 signed and numbered impressions. There were a further 30 artists proofs made.

The paper bears the Arches watermark.

In the 1950/60s Picasso reverts to the previously disregarded technique of linocut. The painter introduces the colour in the principally black and white graphics and produces six plates, one for each colour. This linocut shows a colourful and ornamental variation of 'Le Vieux Roi', a well known subject of Picasso's later works.

Excellent Condition. Colours are vivid and fresh.

ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  Gilden's Arts Inventory Catalogue
LITERATURE:  Bloch, Georges. 1975. Pablo Picasso: Tome I, Catalogue de l'oeuvre Grave et Lithographie 1904-1967, edition Kornfeld et Klipstein, Berne. Reference: Bloch 1152
Baer, Brigitte. 1994. Picasso: Peintre-Graveur, Tome V, Catalogue Raisonne de l'OEuvre Grave et des Monotypes, 1959-1965, Editions Kornfeld, Berne. Baer 1338.
 
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