Picasso at Mougins: The Etchings by Warrington Colescott

Picasso at Mougins: The Etchings by Warrington Colescott

Picasso at Mougins: The Etchings

Warrington Colescott

Title

Picasso at Mougins: The Etchings

 
Artist
Year
2002  
Technique
soft-ground etching, aquatint, sugar-lift aquatint, with 'a la poupee' inking and relief rolls throu 
Image Size
17 11/16 x 23 13/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
25/200, plus 3 a/p's, 1 presentation proof and 30 artist's proofs. 
Annotations
pencil dated after signature; titled in lower center and editioned in lower left. 
Reference
Chapin 346 
Paper
Rives BFK white wove 
State
published 
Publisher
New York Print Club 
Inventory ID
20675 
Price
$1,100.00 
Description

One of the last images in the catalog raisonne, "Picasso at Mougins" was commissioned by the New York Print Club for its members and offered to them in September of 2002.

Mary Weaver Chapin notes in the catalog raisonne, page 305: "Colescott was drawn to this subject after reading an article by Pat Gilmore in the June 2001 issue of 'Print Quarterly'. the article explored Pablo Picasso's last major production of prints in 1968, when he was in his late eighties. Working in Mougins, France with printers Aldo and Piero Crommelynk, the trio published 347 prints over the course of just six months.

Colescott captures this remarkable achievement with his usual panache. The printers, the artist, friends, family, model, citics, hangers-on and friends all drop by the busy studio.

The New York Print Club owns the canceled printing plates and the progressive proofs for 'Picasso at Mougins.'