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Archival Material: Irving Penn Notes on Picasso Portrait Prints, Page 1

Archival Material: Irving Penn Notes on Picasso Portrait Prints, Page 1

Notes on prints of Picasso portrait, n.d.

Irving Penn Paper Archives, Series XVI, Box.FF 180.8.


Transcription:

  • PICASSO
  • 677 and 678 are choices
    679 is an alternate
  • These prints are possibly too strong in
    specular mask.

  • 680 and 681 are very similar choices
    with specular less strong.
  • 66 are choice (spotted) }on arches
    67

68 and 65 so so prints
nothing remarkable so far -

119, 120, 121 ordinary prints. 119 has been spotted.

of paper (arches):

P 513, P 514 are choices

P521, P522, P523 P524, P525, P526, P527
are similar.

In general these prints are not up to full potential.

4 excellent Wiggins Teape plates, 1974

1113
  • is choice
  • 1114, 1115, are very good
  • 1116 has a paler underprinting


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