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The Prize

"Exposition Vallauris, 1952" by Pablo Picasso.

  • Medium: lithograph
  • Dimensions: 9.5” x 12.5”
  • Matted and Framed
  • Retail value: $2,000

An incredible opportunity to own an original, limited edition Picasso lithograph. Not signed by artist but Includes Certificate of Authenticity which verifies artist and edition. Overall size 9.5” x 12.5”. Over 60 years old and in mint condition, an absolute stunning work by Picasso. Matted and Framed; ready to hang and awe your friends!

"Exposition Vallauris 1952". Pablo Picasso designed one 'Exposition Vallauris' poster each year from 1951 to 1964; in 1955, unusually, he produced three such posters, Baer 1030 to 1032.

The first variant, Baer 1030, combines the outline of a vase with the traits of a face. The second poster, Baer 1031, represents the head of a satyr which appears as counterpart to a Roman faun. In the third variant, Baer 1032, the words 'Exposition' (exhibition) and 'Vallauris' are connected by a radiant sun, with the letters so arranged that they show the smiling face of the Goat - a highly integrated fusion of image and text.

From 1951 to 1964 Picasso designed and produced linocut posters, which were created for the southern French town of Vallauris where Picasso settled from 1948 to 1956. By 1952, Picasso created a more complex design for the poster Exposition 1952 Vallauris. Instead of portraying a child’s head, Picasso designed a large goat head seen in profile, which is reminiscent of the 1950 bronze goat sculpture in Vallauris. The forms of the goat’s head and blades of grass influenced Picasso’s use of typography. This experimental approach resulted in long blades of grass spelling out ‘Vallauris’ below the goat’s chin, while the word ‘Exposition’ extended from left to right above the goat. Another way of developing his style was through the use of different coloured paper and ink to achieve different effects.

Exposition 1952 Vallauris was printed on three different colours of paper, which include pink, white and yellow. He also used both black and green ink for this poster. Vallauris proved to be a fruitful ground for the development of Picasso’s style and technique for linocut. Having previously designed book illustrations, ballet costumes and sets, tapestries and carpets, Picasso turned to designing posters from the age of 67 for various purposes.


The Cause

The Help A Life Foundation was formed in 2007 with the goal of housing and educating adolescent orphaned girls and providing them with a secure and supportive environment. We currently house 52 girls in a building compound capable of accommodating 56 girls and managed with a local staff of nine. Four tutorial rooms are used daily with a staff of six tutors in a range of subjects from English to Biology. 44 girls have completed high school and are at different universities throughout Ethiopia with most studying to become doctors or engineers.

These girls are selected from the surrounding villages with the collaborative effort of the local community leaders where they are housed in a gated safe group home with all living necessities provided for.

In addition, life skills training is also provided to integrate them into society as productive citizens. We currently have three self-sustaining projects, where five of the girls are managing them full-time as their careers and will be paid an according salary that allows them to integrate back into society as a proven success of Project Blue.

Much of the success of this project is due to Help a Life working directly with the local government and businesses. All of the HALF staff on Project Blue in Debre Markos are Ethiopian, and decisions are made in tandem with the local government officials.

Additional Details

  • Certificate of authenticity included.
  • In condition as donated.
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Item #P27314

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