Pablo Picasso, Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman), 1962

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Artist Pablo Picasso
Title Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman), 1962
Reference Bloch 1065, Baer 1285
Medium Color Linocut on Arches paper
Edition Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower right; printed by Arnéra, Vallauris, and published by Louise Leiris, Paris.
Signature This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # W-6115

Pablo Picasso Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman), 1962 is a stunning portrait of Jacqueline Roque captured in a cubist style. Jacqueline Roque is Picasso’s second wife and his most prolific muse across his oeuvre. Identified by her long black hair and piercing eyes, Picasso depicts his subject in multiple perspectives. In a close-up view, Picasso frame’s the image so that we see just her head and neck. At first glance, a full-face portrait gazes directly straight-forward. However, upon a closer look, the extreme side profiles of two women who stare at each other, nose to nose emerge. This striking linocut is executed in bold and fiery palette of black and vibrant yellow and orange. Showcasing the artist’s mastery of line, Picasso switches between using negative and positive space to define the composition. By allowing the pale paper beneath, the artist creates an implied white line which traces the highlights of Jacqueline’s hair and eyelashes, and highlights the structure of her face.

Created in 1962, this color linocut on Arches paper is hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right, and numbered edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left; published by Louise Leiris, Paris and printed by Arnéra, Vallauris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Head of a Woman (Tête de Femme), 1962 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Baer, Brigitte. Picasso: Peintre-graveur, Tome V 1959-1965. Berne: Editions Kornfeld, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1285.
2. Bloch, Georges. Picasso: Tome II, Catalogue de l’oeuvre gravé et lithographié 1966-1969. Berne: Editions Kornfeld et Cie, 1986. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1065.
3. McVinney, Donald. Picasso Linoleum Cuts, The Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kramer Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: Random House, 1985 Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 55.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Head of a Woman (Tête de Femme), 1962 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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