Pablo Picasso. Nocturnal Dance with an Owl (Danse nocturne avec un hibou). 1959, printed 1963–64

Pablo Picasso Nocturnal Dance with an Owl (Danse nocturne avec un hibou) 1959, printed 1963–64

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Picasso began this series with the brown and black version. Several years later he revisited the linoleum block for further experimentation. He devised a novel technique in which he printed an example in white ink, brushed black ink over it, and finally rinsed the sheet under a bathroom shower.

Gallery label from Picasso: Variations and Themes, March 28–September 30, 2010.
Linoleum cut, rinsed
composition: 21 3/16 x 25 9/16" (53.8 x 64.9 cm); sheet: 24 x 29 1/4" (61 x 74.3 cm)
Arnéra, Vallauris, France
5 rinsed proofs
Gift of the Associates of the Department of Prints and Illustrated Books
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© 2021 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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