American & European Works of Art
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
Tête d'histrion (Le danseur), 1965, edition of 200, printed by Arnéra, Vallauris, published by the Musée des Augustins, Toulouse (Baer, 1360). Signed "Picasso" in pencil l.r., numbered "56/200" in pencil l.l., dated within the matrix, identified on a label from Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, Florida, affixed to the backing paper. Linocut in black and tan on wove paper, image size 25 1/4 x 20 7/8 in. (64.0 x 52.8 cm),framed.
Condition: Margins 1 1/4 inches or more, abrasions to image l.l. and u.r., toning to sheet.
The abrasion to the l.l. is about 3/4 inches long with loss to the brown ink. There are also subtle abrasions to the u.r., visible where fine lines of brown ink show through the black, and with a subtle fine cut to the surface of the margin u.r. It is possible that at some point the glazing was cracked to thus effect the surface here. The facing and backing mats are adhered to each other and cannot be separated without destroying the former. It is impossible to know whether the adhesive effects the margins, but it is clear that the majority of the sheet is not laid down.
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