c1962 Picasso Leiris Tete de Femme Linocut Print


A very nice quality re-creation of the 1959 original Picasso Linocut print. It is called Tete de Femme de Profil (Head of a Woman in Profile).

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 in 42 percent reduced size, that were unsigned. The sought after 1962 edition was published by Harry Abrams in a 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 on October 20, 1959 in Cannes, France, this original colour linoleum cut book print has been pulled in three colours. Distinctly sharp features and an air of femininity add to this exquisite colour linoleum cut by Pablo Picasso. The swirling strokes of line with a hint of abstracted beauty come together to create a large-scale, beautiful profile portrait of presumably one of many of Picasso’s muses. She is lightly coloured in chocolate browns and light caramels, which appear to leap from the darkened background allowing her entire profile to fill the space of the print. The print is in good fresh condition, with a little light staining to the edge. It has been tastefully mounted, framed and glazed.

Size image: 24.5 x 28.5 cm (9 5/8 x 11 ¼ inches)
Size frame: 40.5 x 45 x 1.5 cm (16 x 17 ¾ x 5/8 inches)
Weight: 1215 g