c1962 Picasso Leiris Deux Femmes Linocut Print


A very nice quality re-creation of the 1959 original Picasso Linocut print. It is called Deux Femmes (Two Women).

They were originally produced as a collaboration between Pablo Picasso and the Galerie Louise Leiris to produce signed editions of 50 examples. In 1962 they cooperated again to produce very nice examples that were unsigned. It was published in heavy wove paper, with a richly textured printed surface. So much so, that you can see a raised edge from one colour on another, which makes them look like real linocuts. The original was created in 1959 in linoleum cut book print and was pulled in two colours.

Distinctly sharp features and an air of femininity add to this exquisite colour linoleum cut by Pablo Picasso. In this work we can see two shapely women. The first is lying down on a chaise longue, while the second one offers her a bottle. The face of one of the women is a possible reference to the African masks (a repeating artistic element in Picasso's works). The drawing's lines cross over the entire sheet of paper. The print is in good fresh condition, with a little light foxing to the edge, which is typical to this edition. It has been tastefully mounted, framed and glazed.

Size image: 34.5 x 28 cm (13 ½ x 11 inches)
Size frame: 51 x 45 x 1.5 cm (20 x 17 ¾ x 5/8 inches)
Weight: 1600 g