This lithograph was created under the supervision of Pablo Picasso by Mourlot Master Printer, Henri Deschamps, in 1969. It is a reproduction of an original work that Picasso chose to advertise an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Ceret, France. There is a poster version that was printed on regular poster paper and a small edition of 100 that was numbered and signed in pencil by Picasso. This proof is one of 10 unsigned and unnumbered printer's proofs.
It is annotated "Epreuve de l'atelier Mourlot" on the left and "With. after Pablo Picasso" on the right (both in pencil). Edition of 100 and Edition of 3000 for the poster. Plate signed. Ref: Czwiklitzer #348 (Picasso Plakate & Estampes - 1923-1973)
René Char (1907–1988) was a French poet. After the publication of a book of his poems, he moved to Paris and joined the surrealists, along with Louis Aragon, André Breton, and René Crevel. In 1940, he joined the French Resistance under the name Captain Alexandre, an experience he wrote about in the prose poems Feuillets d’Hypnos. He died of a heart attack in 1988.
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