After Picasso's death in 1973, his granddaughter Marina inherited a portfolio of images that have come to be known as the Picasso Estate Collection. The images in this portfolio were printed as lithographs, meticulously created after the original works (Oil Paintings, Watercolors, Pastels, Charcoal Drawings, etc.) by Master Chromist Marcel Salinas, who worked closely with Picasso during his lifetime.
These lithographs have been graciously donated to Ballet Creole. Nine different images are available for sale from the portfolio. All sales will go directly to support the artistic legacy of the Ballet Creole dance company & Ballet Creole school of performing arts.
The lithographs are beautifully printed in an edition of 500 on first-quality Arches paper. To ensure authenticity, each print is signed and numbered in pencil by Marina Picasso and embossed with the estate and chromist's seals, along with the legend on the reverse "Approved by the heirs of Pablo Picasso".
On May 6, 2010 a Pablo Picasso painting of his mistress sold to an unidentified telephone bidder for $106.5 million at Christie’s in New York – a world record price for any work of art at an auction. The 1932 work – Nude, Green Leaves and Bust - had a presale estimate of between $70m and $90m.
While an original Picasso may be out of your price range you don’t need hundreds of millions of dollars to gain daily exposure to his images. You can enhance your collection with a Picasso Estate endorsed limited edition print for just A FRACTION OF THE COST! This print series has previously been sold at Canadian and international auctions and contains the iconic images of bull fights, nudes, cubism and musical instruments that have come to be so strongly associated with Picasso’s work.