Lot 594
after Pablo Picasso (Sp., 1881-1973), Les Portraits Imaginaires (Imaginary Portraits), Complete Set (29)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Color lithographs, 1969, all numbered in pencil lower left and accompanied by the letter "A," indicating these are from the American edition of 250, some bear the blindstamp "Lithographie exécutée par M. Salinas d'après une peinture sur carton de Picasso," some with the Arches watermark visible at right. All unframed with the exception of four (for presentation purposes).

Sheet Size 26 x 20 in.; DOA 33 x 27 in. (each approximately)

This particular set was a gift to the consignor from Harry N. Abrams, who published the lithographs. It has remained in the consignor's private collection until this point.

This significant portfolio of lithographs is based on an original series of paintings on cardboard Pablo Picasso executed in 1969. Picasso collaborated with famed lithographer, Marcel Salinas, to create this lithographic series. Many of the lithographs even incorporate color and striped patterns that mimic the cardboard used as the surface for the original paintings.

Top edge of sheets with strip of masking tape from hinging; stain along edge from tape; one with professionally repaired tear along top edge.

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$50,000 - 70,000