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Still-Life with Lunch I

A print in gray and red-brown on cream paper depicting, in an abstracting style, a wine bottle, a lamp, a cut ham, a glass, a cut onion, and a knife.
© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A print in gray and red-brown on cream paper depicting, in an abstracting style, a wine bottle, a lamp, a cut ham, a glass, a cut onion, and a knife.

Date:

1962, printed April 10, 1962, published 1963

Artist:

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
printed by Hidalgo Arnéra (French, 1922-2007)
published by Galerie Louise Leiris

About this artwork

Over a period of five years, Picasso worked with the printer Hildalgo Arnéra (1922–1927) to produce hundreds of linocuts with a printmaking process using a simple linoleum block, a common material in kitchen flooring. The printer described their working method: “Picasso worked at night; in the morning, Marcel the chauffeur brought what he had completed to the print shop with notes added by Jacqueline Roque [Picasso’s wife]. I pulled the proofs and returned them to [his home] La Californie at exactly 1:30.” This idiosyncratic procedure attests to the collaborative effort of Picasso’s printmaking ventures. Still-Life with Lunch I was created by printing one block of linoleum in several different colors. Known as the reduction method, the artist successively cuts away a linoleum block and the printer uses a different color ink at each stage.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Pablo Picasso

Title

Still-Life with Lunch I

Place

Spain (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1962

Medium

Linocut in reddish brown, gray, and black on ivory wove paper (discolored to ivory)

Dimensions

Block: 64.1 × 53 cm (25 1/4 × 20 7/8 in.); Sheet: 75.5 × 62.4 cm (29 3/4 × 24 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Frederick Mulder

Reference Number

2008.553

Copyright

© 2018 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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