Picasso Cuts the Bull
April 6, 2019 - January 19, 2020
Pablo Picasso innovated in almost all art media, from painting and sculpture to book arts and printmaking. Mia recently acquired a rare group of prints that show his exploration into a novel printmaking technique: the reduction linocut. In collaboration with master printer Hidalgo Arnéra, he pioneered this way of making multicolor prints from a single printing matrix. On display is Mia’s series of working proofs from Arnéra’s archive showing each step of the process. The subject of the prints? Bullfighting—a subject near and dear to Picasso’s heart.
Pablo Picasso Spanish (active France), 1881-1973 Le Banderillero, 1959 Reduction linocut The John E. Andrus III Endowment Fund, the Richard Lewis Hillstrom Fund, the Barbara S. Longfellow Fund for Works on Paper, and gift of funds from Barbara S. Longfellow 2018.36.5 © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York