On Wed, 10 Oct 2018 14:23:58 -0700, Mack A. Damia
Post by Mack A. Damia Post by Ken Blake
On Wed, 10 Oct 2018 08:19:53 -0700, Mack A. Damia
Post by Mack A. Damia Post by occam Post by musika Post by Tony Cooper
On Tue, 9 Oct 2018 13:22:31 -0400, Quinn C
Post by Quinn C
Picasso makes a good example, too. I wasn't aware of his early,
realistic work before visiting Barcelona.
Those visiting the Salvador Dali Museum in St Petersburg FL are often
surprised that he was an accomplished realistic painter.
"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint
like a child."
If my child painted like Picasso, I'd take him to a psychiatrist for an
evaluation straight away. 'Like a child' is not how I'd describe
Picasso's paintings. 'Like a box full of welder's off-cuts' is closer to
I know we have all learned to accept that fawning over Picasso's style
is the cultured thing to do. However, his later paintings jar. They have
the aesthetics of a barbed-wire fence.
I may have mentioned years ago that I bought this authentic Picasso
lithograph for $3.55 at a junk shop in the area about ten years ago.
It is hanging in my bathroom. "Nu De Dos".
It has been authenticated and is exactly like this one sold on the
auction block and pictured here. Starting bid was $1,000.00. Don't
know what it sold for.
It's an etching, not a lithograph, and probably from a very large
edition. Looks like one of those things he dashed off in a few
I am not absolutely certain about "lithograph" versus etching". I
thought I had read an explanation about the Picasso piece; it was
featured on "Antiques Roadshow" a few years ago, and the art expert
explained the process. It was a program from 2012 where the expert
appraised an etching of Picasso's "Nu De Dos". The owner had paid
about $130.00 for it, and he appraised it at $1,500.00
Is it that plates are made from the original etching, and then others
are lithographed from the plate? Not certain about that, but I think
The one I have is identical to this one that sold for $750.00. No
date on the sale, though. The market sets the value.
Found it. You are correct. It is an etching.
I brought in a line etching by Picasso. I'm not sure exactly whether
this is a restrike after he died. I've had it since the '70s. I
acquired it from a gallery in Baltimore. I spent, I think, if I
remember right, somewhere around $135, $125, $135.
It's an etching by Picasso. You have Picasso's signature, which is
actually an etched signature in the plate, as well as the date here,
1956. All that's in reverse because he would have written that
correctly, free-hand, on the etching plate, and then it would print in
reverse. It's classic 1950s Picasso look. Now, the big question here
is when was this printed, what's the edition? Picasso would have
printed from this plate, or his printers would have printed this from
this plate, in 1956 in Paris. And he would have hand-signed them and
numbered them. Typically, his editions were between 50 and 150. This
Picasso is an etching that was published by the Collector's Guild. And
the Collector's Guild was an outfit that was in operation in America
in the 1960s, primarily. And they were sort of like a
book-of-the-month club. After the artist had used the plates and made
their edition, the Collector's Guild in America would buy the plate
and the rights to print from that plate.
And they would basically make as many impressions as they could sell.
And this is something that we see quite a bit of on Antiques Roadshow.
But, that being said, they are by prominent artists, and they are from
the original plates. So therefore, this is a genuine original Picasso
etching. It's just not done by Picasso anymore. It's sort of out of
his hands, if you will. It would be safe to say that you have
something in the retail neighborhood of around $1,500.
So it's definitely appreciated.
Well, I guess it has, hasn't it?
2012 show and appraisal: