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Pablo Picasso - Le Portraitiste

Pablo Picasso Le Portraitiste

Original etching, (16th December 1966 IV, Mouguins), on Rives Paper, signed by the artist in pencil and dedicated “pour Aldo Crommelynck”

Edition : A dedicated proof outside the edition of 50.


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Printed by:  Crommelynck Freres, France

Note: In 1959 the brothers Crommelynck opened their printing atelier in the rue de Gergovie, Paris. They had been working in the Atelier of Roger Lacourier since they were both 17 years old and that it where they met Pablo Picasso. Their new business was an instant commercial success and they worked with a number of very well known artists such as André Masson, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Arp, Tal Coat, Zao Wou-ki, Hans Hartung, and Joan Miró. In 1963 Aldo and Piero moved to Mouguins in the South of France where they worked with Picasso until his death in 1973. After Picasso’s death the brothers returned to Paris before going their separate ways in 1985. In 1986 Aldo opened an Atelier in New York with the famous dealer, Daniel Wildenstein where he worked with artists such as Claes Oldenburg, Ed Ruska and Keith Haring.  This proof is dedicated to Aldo Crommelynck and doubtless comes from his private collection. It is an interesting item.

Published by : Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris

Size:  313 x  417 mms  (plate size), 450 x 574 mms (paper size)