Picasso Linocuts

'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.

To read the full article, please click here.

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..."

To read the full article, please click here.

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.

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

For more information and the full article, please click here.

Fred Mulder to talk at London Original Print Fair: 'One dealer's stories of the Picasso world' by Frederick Mulder

LOPF Free Talks Programme, General Assembly Room - Sunday 26 April, 12noon

Dr Frederick Mulder CBE

'30 Years of Picasso: One dealer's stories of the Picasso world - his prints, his printers, his collectors'

Frederick Mulder has been deeply involved with the world of Picasso since buying his first Picasso lithograph as a student in 1969.  He knew two of Picasso’s printers well, has a wealth of anecdotes about them, and even knows something about the prints he has been privileged to handle.   He will also talk about how he has used his Picassos to fund environmental and social causes. 

 

Admission to the following talks is free with your ticket to The London Original Print Fair.

Spaces at talks in the General Assembly Room are limited so please book by emailing your name to rsvp@londonprintfair.com stating clearly the name of the talk you wish to attend.

The Art Fund are also offering a chance to win two tickets the London Original Print Fair, plus a seat at Fred's talk.

Printmaking Today features Fred Mulder discussing some of the Picasso prints he will show at the London Original Print Fair 2015, and his memories of fairs past by Frederick Mulder

In anticipation of the eagerly awaited 30th anniversary of the London Original Print Fair, Fred Mulder shares a few of the star pieces he will be showing, including works by Pablo Picasso and Aristide Maillol, with Printmaking Today. He also recounts one of his favourite memories from previous years.