Pablo Picasso Memories: Circus, with El Gigante and Self-Portrait as a Baby–Old Man (Souvenirs: Cirque, avec El Gigante et autoportrait en bébé-vieillard) from Suite 347 1968

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At eighty-six years old, Picasso embarked on his largest print series, Suite 347, named for the number of sheets it contains. This project, completed in less than seven months, was facilitated by Paris printers Aldo and Piero Crommelynck, who had moved to the South of France to set up an etching workshop near his residence. Wide ranging in its motifs, Suite 347 engages spectacle and theater, as if presenting a stage on which Picasso reviews his life and art.

Gallery label from Picasso: Variations and Themes, March 28–September 30, 2010.
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint
plate: 19 5/16 x 13 3/16" (49 x 33.5 cm); sheet: 25 13/16 x 18 3/8" (65.5 x 46.6 cm)
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
Crommelynck, Mougins
Acquired through the generosity of the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Fund
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© 2024 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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