Vallauris Posters

'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.