Picasso: Vollard Suite: The Instituto de Credito Official Collection

By: PICASSO, Pablo; et al.

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Stated First Edition. Publisher's stiff card wraps. In English. In addition to beautiful glossy full-page reproductions of the entire 100 engravings in the Vollard Suite, this volume includes essays by Angel Gonzalez Garcia entitled "Drinking Gasoline and Spitting Fire;" by Francisco Calvo Serraller entitled "The Parabala of the Sculptor;" by Juan Manuel Bonet entitled "Five Fragments for a Vollard;" and by Juan Garrete Parrondo entitled Picass-The Vollard Suite and Engraving Techniques." These essays are followed by a complete catalogue of the entire suite. The Vollard Suite is a set of 100 etchings in the neoclassical style by the Pablo Picasso, produced from 1930-37. The suite is named for the art dealer who commissioned them, Ambroise Vollard (1866-1939). While more than 300 sets were created, many were broken up and the prints sold separately, so complete sets are quite rare. In 1930 Picasso was commissioned to produce the etchings by the art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard in exchange for paintings by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Paul Cézanne. Picasso worked extensively on the set in the spring of 1933 and completed the suite in 1937. It took a further two years for the printmaker, Roger Lacourière, to finish printing the 230 full sets, but the death of Vollard in 1939 and the Second World War meant that the sets only started coming onto the art market in the 1950s. A 1971 exhibition of the suite in Madrid was attacked by a paramilitary group, the Guerrilleros del Christo Rey (Warriors of Christ the King) who tore the pictures, and poured acid over the prints. The group attacked things associated with Spanish exiles like Picasso who aligned themselves with the Republican cause in the Spanish Civil War. A spinning residential building in Brazil was named Suite Vollard after the suite. A complete set is owned by the National Gallery of Australia, and a complete set was acquired by the British Museum in 2011 after a donation of £1 million from financier Hamish Parker, a director of Mondrian Investment Partners. The donation was in memory of Parker's father, Major Horace Parker. It had been the British Museum's ambition to own the set, and the acquisistion was described by the museum's director, Neil MacGregor, as "one of the institution's most important acquisitions of the past 50 years". . This volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. A large, heavy book - additional shipping charges may apply. AS NEW. . Etchings and Reproductions. 4to 11" - 13" tall. 79, (200 plates) pp

Title: Picasso: Vollard Suite: The Instituto de Credito Official Collection

Author Name: PICASSO, Pablo; et al.

Illustrator: Illustrated by Pablo Picasso

Categories: Catalogs, Art, Antiques & Photography, Illustrated Books, Art,

Edition: Stated First Edition. First Printing

Publisher: Madrid, Turespana: 1993

ISBN Number: 8475063306

ISBN Number 13: 9788475063300

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued

Seller ID: 27110

Keywords: Art; Art History; Etchings; Picasso; Vollard;