Nature morte au casse-croûte. 1962. Linocut. Baer 1315 A.b.2. (of C.). Bloch 1100. Signed and inscribed "Epreuve d' artiste". From an edition of 20 artist copies. On wove paper by Arches (with watermark). 49.2 x 53 cm (19.3 x 20.8 in). Papier: 75,3 x 62,2 cm (29,6 x 24,4 in). Printed by Hidalgo Arnéra. Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris. [SM]. • Owing to their low print run the linocuts counts among the most sought-after works in Picasso's print oeuvre. • Picasso attained a new mastery in the field of linocuts that he would take to an unprecedented bloom. • From the artist late period of creation, a document of Picasso's boundless ingenuity.
PROVENANCE: Private collection North Rhine-Westphalia.
"Their tremenduous brilliance lets his large-size graphic works look like paintings. Thus Picasso enobled the linocut." Prof. Markus Müller, director Picasso-Museum Münster