Pablo Picasso

British Museum prints deal completes Picasso mission by Frederick Mulder

"The British Museum has just purchased a group of mint-condition prints by Picasso worth millions, the completion of a mission to house the key European collection of the artist’s print-making skills." reports Vanessa Thorpe in The ObserverThe Guardian, Sunday 25 September. 

As quoted by Stephen Coppel, Curator of modern prints and drawings "This is the last important gap to be filled in the British Museum’s representation of Picasso’s print work [...] It is very important that we were able to acquire this work. It is one of the greatest achievements in graphic art”.

Frederick Mulder Ltd feel very fortunate to have contributed to this achievement and in so doing to continue its longstanding relationship with such a reputable institution. 

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'La Provence' reviews new Picasso exhibition at MuCEM in Marseille by Frederick Mulder

A new exhibition, Picasso: A genius without a pedestal, opened at the MuCEM museum in Marseille yesterday. The show examines Picasso's influences stemming from popular arts and traditions, as well as the artisans he worked with. This includes the linocuts he created with the printmaker, Hidalgo Arnéra, and we were delighted to be able to loan some of our examples to the exhibition including Picasso's Vallauris Exposition posters, which we are told is the first time they have all been shown together, as well as a progressive set of Le Banderillero (see image). You can read the curator's introduction on the museum website here.

The French journal, La Provence, has written a wonderful review about the exhibition which can be found here.

The show runs until 29th August 2016. We highly recommend seeing the exhibition if you are able, as much for the museum building itself which was opened in 2013 and sits on the waterfront, as for the detailed journey through Picasso's body of works.

Frederick Mulder's Vallauris posters featured in the FT's 'How to Spend It' by Frederick Mulder

"Promotional prints created by artists and intended for the streets are increasingly finding their way onto collectors’ walls", writes Kasia Maciejowska in the Financial Time's luxury supplement 'How to Spend It', Saturday 20th February.

Leading the story with a reference to our Vallauris 1956 - Exposition poster by Pablo Picasso, Maciejowska discusses the renewed interest in and increasing value of exhibition posters created by renowned artists. Picasso's are of particular import because they are original linocuts, designed and cut by the artist himself. He created one every year from 1951-1964 as well as a Toros bullfighting poster for the town every year from 1954-1960.

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Frederick Mulder awarded 'Eminence Grise' in The Spear's 500 by Frederick Mulder

Described as "Europe’s definitive guide to the top wealth managers, lawyers and advisers for HNW individuals", we are delighted to be included in the second edition of The Spear's 500. Listed under the Art Advisor's section, Frederick Mulder has been awarded the status of 'Eminence Grise', and is the only print-specific specialist listed.

"Mulder has spent the 40 years of his career celebrating and promoting the diversity, originality and beauty of the printed medium, whether etching, lithograph or other technique. He started spanning the entire history of printmaking, from the 1460s to his day, but now he specialises in Picasso, whose prints often came out in editions of 50. That doesn’t make them easy to acquire, however, price aside: many prints ‘are still disappearing at an enormous rate into institutions’ who can’t afford original paintings or drawings, thus perhaps only half of an edition is still in private hands..."

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Artsy pick our Picasso linocut as one of the '16 best buys' of the IFPDA Print Fair by Frederick Mulder

After visiting the IFPDA Print Fair in New York, Artsy have selected their top 16 best buys of the fair from under $1,000 to over $1million and we are delighted to see that they have chosen our very rare Picasso linocut, Profil de Jacqueline au Foulard.

To read the full article, click here.

We are now into the last day of the IFPDA Print Fair in New York and as usual it has been great fun catching up with new and old clients alike. If you are in the city, please do come and say hi at our booth 202. For a complimentary ticket, please email hester@frederickmulder.com.

The Frederick Mulder stand at Masterpiece London | 2015 by Frederick Mulder

After another successful year at Masterpiece London, we are delighted to share some photos of our stand showcasing, amongst others, our three stunning Matisse cut-outs and our Picasso prints and ceramics. The images were taken by photographer Francis Ware and also feature the elegant furniture of Chelsea-Wiltshire designer, Tom Faulkner.

Artnet selects Frederick Mulder as one of their Top Ten Booths at Masterpiece 2015 by Frederick Mulder

We are thrilled to be selected by Artnet as one of their top ten booths at this year's Masterpiece at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. As usual the calibre on every stand is incredibly high so we are particularly proud that our three striking Matisse cut-outs were selected as a highlight of the fair.

Masterpiece runs until Wed 1st July, so please do visit us at Stand A40 and we would be delighted to show you these rare works in the flesh.

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Spear's Masterpiece Breakfast 2015: Frederick Mulder to join the panel by Frederick Mulder

Spear’s have invited Fred Mulder to join them on the panel at their breakfast debate during Masterpiece London 2015, to be held on Thursday 25th June.

The breakfast, sponsored by 432 Park Avenue, New York, is a lively, amusing, provocative look at art and the art world. In 2014, art dealer and gallerist Philip Mould retained his crown, beating Viscount Linley, Theo Fennell and others to have his object declared, by audience vote, the masterpiece of Masterpiece.

As well as Philip, this year's speakers include architect Rafael Viñoly, wine dealer Stephen Williams and of course prints expert Frederick Mulder

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