Limited Edition Lithograph

Pablo Picasso Original La Corrida Offset Lithograph from Toros y Toreros, 1961

Pablo Picasso Original La Corrida Offset Lithograph from Toros y Toreros, 1961

Pablo Picasso Original La Corrida Offset Lithograph from Toros y Toreros, 1961   Pablo Picasso Original La Corrida Offset Lithograph from Toros y Toreros, 1961

"La Corrida" Lithograph of Picador. From Rare Toros y Toreros Book, 1961.

Offset Lithograph (after the sketch) Book printed on Heavy Stock Arches Wove Paper. Medium: Offset Lithograph (after the drawing).

Size: Approximately 10 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches (36.5 x 26.5 cm). Printed on Heavy Stock Arches Wove Paper.

From the book Toros y Toreros - First Edition. Printed in France by Fernand Mourlot, 1961.

D ated and inscribed in the plate: 1.8.57 IV. The items you see pictured are the actual items up for sale - not just a stock photo. What you see is what you get. About the source book: Toros Y Toreros is a book of bullfighting drawings, published in 1961 with text by bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominguin and an essay by Georges Boudaille. The title of the book is handwritten by the artist.

Pablo Picasso created the cover page and illustrations using a series of three sketchbooks. The technique utilized an quasi systematic use of brush ink wash. The book is reproduced on Arches paper. The drawings were printed in Mourlots Studio, the famous lithographic print house that worked with Picasso, among other artists such as Matisse and Chagal in Paris, France. The text was printed and book bound in The Netherlands for distribution within Europe. The first 32 pages comprise the introduction and the essay, both illustrated with Picasso's pen-and-ink sketches. The rest of the book reproduces the artist's sketches and lettering, variously in black, black and a second color and up to eight flat colors - sometimes on both sides of the sheet and sometimes on one side only.

Some 90 heavy white sheets of paper (180 sides) are bound as mainly unpaginated printed pages or as additional endpapers. The high quality of the production was achieved through suppliers who contributed the reproduction of the illustrations, the typography, the printing (two printers, one for the photogravure sections and one for the lithography sections), and the binding. Although this copy is nearly 60 years old, the immediacy of the artist's work and quality of the pages is such that one almost believes that one is looking at original Picasso sketches. The book's covers are white buckram boards with Picasso's lettering and sketches in bright, vivid colors.

The endpapers reproduce the designs and lettering of the notebook covers, while the back paste-down features an 1873 poster for the Malaga Plaza de Toros. Title: Picasso Toros Y Toreros. Author / Editor : Luis Miguel Dominguin (Famous Bullfighter and Picasso Friend). Size: case - 11" x 15 1/4" x 1 3/4.

Text printed and book bound in The Netherlands. Drawings printed in France at Muorlot, Picasso's printer of choice. Publisher: Harry Abrams / New York. Drawings Printed in France by Fernand Mourlot, 1961. Text was printed and book was bound in the Netherlands.

Original, First Edition - only 2000 printed. 32 pages of text, 90 pages of Lithographs. We do our best to provide any information and describe our items as accurately as possible. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "mincacollective" and is located in this country: US.

This item can be shipped to United States.

  • Artist: Pablo Picasso
  • Production Technique: Offset Lithograph
  • Material: Arches Woven Paper
  • Type: Print
  • Features: 1st Edition, Limited Edition
  • Subject: Bullfighting, Horses
  • Original/Licensed Reprint: Original
  • Year of Production: 1961
  • Edition Type: Limited Edition
  • Edition Size: 2000
  • Original/Reproduction: Original Lithographic Print
  • Print Type: Lithograph
  • Print Surface: Arches Woven Paper


Pablo Picasso Original La Corrida Offset Lithograph from Toros y Toreros, 1961   Pablo Picasso Original La Corrida Offset Lithograph from Toros y Toreros, 1961