Pablo Picasso. Nocturnal Dance with an Owl (Danse nocturne avec un hibou). 1959

Pablo Picasso Nocturnal Dance with an Owl (Danse nocturne avec un hibou) 1959

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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
composition: 20 9/16 x 25 1/4" (52.3 x 64.2 cm); sheet: 24 x 29 11/16" (61 x 75.4 cm)
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
Arnéra, Vallauris, France
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Saidenberg
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© 2023 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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