Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: La Danse des Faunes (s.9044)
The Faun’s Dance
Medium: Original Lithograph, Cannes, made on zinc in two colours, 24/5/1957 , made on a zinc plate, on 1Arches paper dated in the stone and signed by the artist in red crayonEdition: A proof outside the edition of 200 proofs on Velin Arches paper hand signed by the artist. Picasso project mentions that there were “a few proofs for the artist and printer” There was also an edition of 1000 stamp signed,
Size: 660 x 505 mms (paper size); 524 x 410 mms (Image size)
Note: In the aftermath of the Second World War Picasso joined the communist party and was active in promoting its activities through his art. The Newspaper “Le Patriot” was a supporter of this ideology and Picasso made a number of lithographs and Linocuts which were published by this organisation amongst which was our work - “La Danse des Faunes”. This was sold to raise funds for the Communist Party. Picasso’s activities in this period are detailed in the excellent work Picasso et la Presse
Published by: The Newspaper, Le Patriot, Nice, France.
Public Collections: Saarlandmuseum, Saarbrücken
Provenance: The Estate of Miriam Colon (August 20, 1936 – March 3, 2017) was a Puerto Rican actress. Colón was the founder and director of the Puerto Rican traveling Theatre in New York City . Beginning her career in the early 1950s, Colón started performing on Broadway, later moving into television. Known for appearances on various television shows from the 1960s through the 2010s, Colón was perhaps best known for her role as Mama Montana in the 1983 crime film Scarface. In 2014, Colón received the National Medal of Arts from President Barack Obama Colón died of complications from a pulmonary infection on March 3, 2017, at the age of 80.