Vieux Bouffon Contemplant des Acrobates I (Old Buffoon Contemplating Acrobats I)

ARTIST: Pablo Picasso

YEAR: c. 1968

MEDIUM: Etching on Rives paper with full margins

IMAGE SIZE: 8.125 x 10.375 in.

SIGNATURE: Signed in pencil

EDITION: From the numbered edition of 50 (Plate 335) from 347 Series (Bloch 1815; Baer 1832)


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About the Art

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls,” -Picasso. One of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, Picasso was a painter, sculptor, print maker, ceramicist and stage designer. He was the co-creator of cubism, but he changed his style so frequently his life’s work looks like the product of multiple artists. Picasso devoted himself to an artistic production that he superstitiously believed would keep him alive for the majority of his life, contributing significantly to, and paralleling the entire development of, modern art in the 20th century.

Depicted in this piece is a man spectating some acrobats. The detail, while very surrealistic in style, in the line work is impressive. Picasso’s etchings truly highlight his technical line work. This is from his 347 series.


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Shipping Details

Weight 50 lbs
Dimensions 50 x 50 x 5 in