& Exhibitions


Modern Masters Spotlight - Pablo Picasso


As you know we pride ourselves on an eclectic array of contemporary paintings and sculpture from some of the most important and influential artists working today as well as from significant emerging talents. Another area in which we specialise is that of 20th and 21st century modern masters, including Matisse, Miro, Picasso and Hockney, and in our bimonthly newsletter we will showcase some of these rare works which we have acquired for sale in the gallery.

In October 2015 the Grand Palais in Paris opened, Picasso Mania, an exhibition which examines the enormous influence Picasso’s experimental genius has exerted for more than an century. That sense of continuous experimentation dominates all Picasso’s work and shines especially brightly in his printmaking, a medium he completely revolutionised. The enormous significance of that body of work in printmaking was highlighted recently by the British Museum’s remarkable purchase of the entire set of 100 works which constitute the artist’s important Vollard Suite of etchings executed between 1930-37. Clarendon Fine Art is delighted to offer outstanding examples of Picasso’s printmaking for sale including the late masterpiece, Femme au Miroir (Woman with Mirror) 1963-64 and the early lithograph, Le Crapaud (The Toad) 1949. Le Crapaud (The Toad) 1949 is a lithograph in an edition of 50, examples of which are owned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Los Angeles County Museum among others. This print is a tour de force of experimentation in which Picasso used gasoline to dilute the ink and wadded paper to apply it to the plate, techniques never before used in lithography printing. 

 To view our selection of Picasso artwork please contact Clarendon Fine Art Dover Street