Pablo Picasso

Le Baiser

Pablo Picasso

Le Baiser

Price: $28,000.00

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Framing not included


Wool Tapestry
Edition Size:
190 x 140 cm (74.8 x 55.1 in.)
Knotted signature ‘Picasso’ on the verso; embroidered inscription ‘Picasso ©’on the reverse

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About the Artwork

This linear rendering of a kissing couple using only few colour is a great example of Picasso involvement with the Surrealist movement. The two figures, depicted in profile, have an explosive force that fills the whole composition.

"The violence of the eroticism, both male and female, to which Picasso gives material expression in his painting, expresses itself in concrete form in the theme of the kiss."

Marie-Laure Bernadac

The two figures take the whole space, eliciting the physical and emotional resonance of the embrace. Executed in an edition of 20 with 3 HC in 1979-80 by Marigold Enterprises Ltd, this tapestry explores a theme, embracing lovers and kiss, that occupied Pablo Picasso during his life.

About the Artist

The Spanish painter, graphic artist and sculptor Pablo Picasso created a body of work of about 50,000 paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and ceramics.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Tapestry

Tapestry is the term that describes a range of textiles, including needlepoint and certain mechanically woven, ribbed fabrics, but historically and technically it designates a figurative weft-faced textile woven by hand on a loom.