Period Paper is very pleased to release the final collection of our three acquisitions that are hand-signed by Picasso. In this third collection, each lithograph is hand-signed in blue crayon by Picasso with his name and the date 17.11.64. This portfolio of 48 lithographs of Picasso posters originally belonged to the painter, Alfredo Gonzalez Figueroa, a friend of Picasso. The collection was purchased at auction by Mr. Carlos E. Santaella on 19 July 1999 in Caracas, Venezuela from the estate of Figueroa. Full, detailed provenance is included with each original print.
An extraordinary collection of tipped-in colorplates of ceramics after Pablo Picasso that are hand-signed by Picasso. Picasso ventured into the world of ceramic art in the late 1940's at the Madoura Pottery workshop in Vallauris, France. Here he created ceramic pieces incorporating some of his characteristic and familiar imagery from other media -- primitive faces, animals, birds, bullfighting, etc. -- all brought to life via the artist's impressive imagination. Each colorplate is hand-signed in red crayon by Picasso with his name.
This oversized collection of North American birds was illustrated by Theodore Jasper. Chromolithographs are highly sought after for their elegance and vibrant nature. During printing, sometimes upwards of over 20 stones are used to create one image; this makes the pieces appear layered with a deceptive depth. These chromolithographs are in superb condition and exhibit excellent color saturation and detailing.
These stunning lithographs, rich in detail, color, and sensuous in line, were formed by 13-year-old child prodigy Pamela Bianco. Bianco’s images encapsulate the mystical imaginations of childhood, as demonstrated by her use of elongated forms, confident linework, and her palette of pastel watercolors. This young girl, truly gifted with a vibrant creativity, was a muse and inspiration to her mother, Margery Williams, who, in 1922, wrote the famous children’s book, "The Velveteen Rabbit," after being motivated by Bianco's imagination and inventiveness.
A fascinating collection of lithographs featuring some of the finest examples of poster advertising art in the early 1930s. Although these mini posters are but a fraction of the size of large posters, their powerful graphic designs, combined with succinct advertising messages, make them highly collectible pieces for the popular culture historian, the poster art collector, or for those interested in the nostalgic appeal of the images.
This extraordinary collection of original lithographs features the work from the most renown and premier graphic artists of the 1950s. The prints, produced in a singular edition of 2,000, were developed for an annual art event for local businesses and major corporations in both New York City and Chicago. Historically important for corporate archivists, these lithographs are increasingly rare to locate, and are perhaps the most unique advertising collectibles in existence.
This limited edition collection of ultra rare Japanese art has been expertly fabricated in Paris, France in 1883 on velin, or wove paper. These images are striking and of fantastic quality. Our finest and most popular Japanese collection to date.