Dans l'atelier de Picasso (Book) by Pablo Picasso
Artist: Pablo Picasso
Medium: Lithograph, from the book "Dans l'atelier de Picasso" by Jaime Sabartes, 1957
Dimensions: 19 x 13.25 in, 48.3 x 33.7 cm
This little portrait of a faun by Picasso is a lithographic reproduction of a drawing by Pablo Picasso. The craftsman that reproduced the drawing by hand was Henri Deschamps, Picasso’s favorite and most trusted master printer at the Mourlot Studio. He relied on Deschamps any time that a painting or drawing had to be reproduced and it was not an already original print. They collaborated very closely from 1945 until the death of the artist in 1973.
This small lithograph is an “after” as it was reproduced by a craftsman while the artist was alive and had to be supervised and approved by the artist himself. In the case, this beautiful little gem of a lithograph was created for the book: Dans L’atelier de Picasso – which was written by Picasso’s secretary and close friend Sabartes and published and printed by Editions Mourlot. It included 13 original lithographs and dozens of reproductions of paintings and drawings. Each book was signed by Picasso on the justification page in red Pencil. However, none of the lithographs inside were ever signed