Pablo Picasso. Poèmes et lithographies. 1949, published 1954

Pablo Picasso Poèmes et lithographies 1949, published 1954

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In 1935, during a period of turmoil in his personal life, Picasso gave up painting for about a year and began writing poetry. Between 1935 and 1959 he wrote some 340 poems. These examples from 1941 appear in his handwriting; he made the text and image arrangements later. Picasso's stream-of-consciousness writing style, filled with outrageous juxtapositions, was much appreciated by the Surrealists.

Gallery label from Picasso: Variations and Themes, March 28–September 30, 2010.
the artist
Illustrated book with 14 lithographs
composition (see child records): dimensions vary; page (each approx.): 26 × 19 3/4" (66 × 50.2 cm)
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
Mourlot, Paris
The Louis E. Stern Collection
Object number
© 2019 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Illustrated Book
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