XXVII Festival Des Papes - Au Palais Des Papes (after) Pablo Picasso, 1973
Artist: Pablo Picasso
Medium: Lithographic Poster, 1973
Dimensions: 30 x 19.75 in, 76.2 x 50.2 cm
Classic Poster Paper - Excellent Condition A+
This poster was created for the Art Festival in Avignon in 1973 at the "Popes Palace". The work chosen illustrates a later painting in which a gaunt and ghost-like figure is seen holding a paint brush, in what is most probably Picasso's reference to his own impending death, which occurred in April of the same year. As the Czwiklitzer reference catalog stops in February of 1973, this work is not included and has no number. It was nonetheless produced faithfully by Mourlot Master Printer, Henri Deschamps, who worked closely with Picasso for decades and it certainly retains a haunting quality because it was the painter's final year.
Most of the works from the later years were a mixture of styles, as Picasso's means of expression was in constant flux throughout his life..