(picador and bull) by Rafael Alberti

(picador and bull) by Rafael Alberti

(picador and bull)

Rafael Alberti

Title

(picador and bull)

 
Artist

Rafael Alberti

  1902 - 1999 (biography)
Year
1957  
Technique
lead engraving, printed relief 
Image Size
10 9/16 x 8 3/4" platemark 
Signature
pencil, in lower margin 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
Annotations
dated in pencil; dealer's inventory numbers on verso 
Reference
 
Paper
thin, stiff antique-white wove 
State
proof 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
16301 
Price
$750.00 
Description

Artist-author Rafael Alberti studied art in Madrid and was a close associate of the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca, and Cubist/Surrealists Juan Gris, Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel. He later became a close friend of Pablo Picasso. Alberti is most associated with Spanish Surrealism and is known also as a Surrealist poet and author.

Because of his politics, in 1939 he became an exile in Argentina, moving to Rome in 1965. He returned to Spain in 1977 after Franco's death.

This is one of his prints in a technique he developed which involved engraving a lead plate and printing relief. Because of the softness of the matrix it is doubtful that many impressions could be pulled without affecting the image.

See our biography of Alberti for more information.