Experiments in Linogravure
Republished text by Donald H. Karshan 12 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches (31.1 x 26 cm); 63 pages; Fully illustrated; Bilingual (English/Greek)
Designed by Jean-Marc Troadec for Mucca Design, New York; Printed by Shapco Printing, Minneapolis, MN; Distributed by Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., in association with Gagosian Gallery
Weight: 2 lb. 1 oz.
This catalogue features linocuts made by Pablo Picasso between the years 1959 and 1963. The masterful artist employed many printing techniques, including lithography, etching, drypoint, and monotype. By the late 1950s, he increasingly turned his attention to lino-cutting, eventually developing a new approach to the process in which he re-cut the same linoleum block in order to apply each color, rather than using a new block for every application. Reproductions include portraits of the artist's muse and wife, Jacqueline Roque, as well as a portrait series that is an homage to the work of El Greco.