Picasso: 50 Years of Printmaking
Featuring a selection of great masterpieces that comprise Picasso’s graphic oeuvre, Picasso: 50 Years of Printmaking showcases the finest compositions available to private collectors. In doing so, we hope to capture the breadth and diversity—indeed, the inimitable genius—underlying Picasso’s printmaking prowess.
Printmaking—as a fine art—is the process of making artworks by printing, commonly on paper. Printmaking normally includes only the process of creating prints with an element of originality, rather than simply a photographic reproduction of a painting. Accordingly, each piece produced is not a copy, but is considered an original (known
technically as an “impression”), since it is not a reproduction of another work of art.
In “Picasso: 50 Years of Printmaking,” we invite viewers to follow Picasso’s creative printmaking journey. Although part and parcel of the artist’s process, each piece survives as a unique and final work in and of itself.