Pablo Picasso, Pique II, 1959, linocut print, 53 x 64 cm. Collection of Remai Modern. Gift of the Frank and Ellen Remai Foundation, 2012. © Picasso Estate / SODRAC 2018.

Picasso on View

Drawing from Remai Modern’s extensive collection of linocut prints by Pablo Picasso, this presentation offers a glimpse at one of the artist’s many passions: bull-fighting. At the age of 70, Picasso began working in the linocut technique, creating posters for bull-fights in Vallauris, France. The grouping of works on view present the vitality, skill and vulnerability of the artist and the bullring’s protagonists—conveyed through an economy of line and colour.

Curated by Sandra Fraser, Curator (Collections)


Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) is among the most prolific, influential and innovative and artists of the 20th century. Remai Modern houses the most comprehensive collection of linocuts by this iconic Spanish modernist. The focused and specialized collection includes editioned prints, working states and experimental proofs that provide insight into the Picasso's process. All of the linocuts were produced in an 17-year period between 1951 and 1968, in collaboration with Picasso's master printer, Hidalgo Arnera (1922–2007). With Arnera’s expertise and support, the artist worked hands-on to understand and push the limits and possibilities of the linocut process. 



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