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Galerie Louise Leiris, Peintures 1955-1956

Picasso Original lithographs from l’Atelier Mourlot. Each print comes with a Certificate of Provenance, singed and stamped by Eric Mourlot at the Collections and Archives of Atelier Mourlot.

All prices include framing to conservation standards in responsibly sourced solid ash with hand applied black finish and optical clarity acrylic glazing with 90% UV protection.

This poster is available for collection from the Royal Academy of Arts. Once the RA has re-opened our team will be in touch to make arrangements.

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Updated 19 May 2020

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Product story

Colour lithographic poster printed for an exhibition of drawings at Picasso’s longtime gallery in Paris, 1955. Galerie Louise Leiris was established in 1920 and sold the work of many prominent artists. This poster shows bold, abstract figures enhanced by Picasso’s own handwriting, evoking a strong sense of the artist’s hand. Edition of 1500 plus 25 artist’s proofs.

The RA Shop have collaborated with Galerie Mourlot, New York, to present a collection of rare lithographic posters and prints from l’Atelier Mourlot, the most celebrated print shop of the 20th century.

Founded in Paris in 1852, l’Atelier Mourlot has been synonymous with fine art lithography for over 150 years. From 1930, under the direction of the founder’s grandson, Fernand Mourlot, leading artists were invited to the studio to collaborate on traditional limestone lithography. For painters like Picasso, the medium provided an exciting new form of expression.

Picasso met Fernand Mourlot in October 1945 after much encouragement from Henri Matisse and Georges Braque. As they predicted, Picasso soon became obsessed with the possibilites of lithography and amazed the Mourlot team with his artistic audacity and talent. He proceeded to make many innovative experiments on the limestones. He would stay at the Mourlot print workshop for several months at a time, 12 hours a day, and over the course of 20 years he created nearly 400 lithographs.

While the studio closed in 1999, today Fernand’s grandson Eric Mourlot continues the legacy of the print shop through Galerie Mourlot.

Lithographic poster printed for an exhibition of the Menil family collection of cubist artworks at the Musée Des Beaux-Arts de Lille in France, 1970. 500 copies were made for the circulating exhibition in Chambéry, Toulouse and Nantes.