A Complete Suite of Rare Picasso's 'Buffons'...Exclusively at Martin Lawrence Galleries

Martin Lawrence galleries (MLG), the nation’s preeminent network of retail fine art galleries, is extremely proud to announce that it has acquired, and is offering for sale, a complete suite of Pablo Picasso’s Buffons.

Greenwich, Connecticut, UNITED STATES

Chicago, IL, Nov. 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

These 31 exceptional — and exceptionally rare — etchings are a magnificent combination of sugar-lift aquatint and drypoint, showcasing a full range of gray tonalities. The etchings of animals, birds and insects are considered a rare and beautiful example of Picasso’s graphic creations. Picasso, a known animal lover who was surrounded by pets (including a pet owl that he’d tamed to sit on his finger), created the first plates for Histoire Naturelle – Textes de Buffons in February, 1936. 

Picasso’s publisher, Ambroise Vollard, died in 1939 before the book was completed. Subsequently, Roger Lacourière, Picasso’s master printer, pulled the prints for each etching between 1939-1942 and Vollard’s assistant, Martin Fabiani, assumed the reins of publisher. It was Lacourière who taught Picasso the sugar-lift aquatint technique which allowed Picasso to mimic the effect of brushstrokes in these etched images.

“If I paint a wild horse, you may not see the horse, but you will surely see the wildness."-Pablo Picasso 

Picasso’s Buffons, are filled with charmingly depicted animals, often exhibiting characteristics either to be admired, or wary of, or both. The Horse is seen from behind and at a bit of a distance, reminding us never to walk behind a horse, or risk getting kicked. The Goat known for ‘eating anything’ munches on the garden plants. The Ostrich, known for its incredibly strong legs and running ability is depicted racing across the picture plane with swoosh shadows showing under its feet. The Hen is shown as the ‘Mother Hen’ with her chicks, while the Rooster stands tall, feathered, puffed, and in full strut.

These beautiful and rare works are available as a complete suite, or individually, and can be acquired by contacting any of the nine of Martin Lawrence Galleries locations in North America.

About Martin Lawrence Galleries

Since 1975, Martin Lawrence Galleries (MLG), headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut with nine galleries nationwide including New York, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Francisco, Costa Mesa, La Jolla, Maui and online at martinlawrence.com, has assisted and advised collectors in acquiring fine art. (MLG), with its unparalleled collection of treasures, specializes in unique paintings and limited-edition graphics and sculpture by Warhol, Haring, Murakami, Chagall, Picasso and Erté. Over the last 15 years, it has lent nearly 250 artworks by 16 different artists to 32 museums around the world, and proudly publishes works by artists including Kondakova, Hallam, Bertho, Fressinier, Lalonde and Deyber. For more information visit www.martinlawrence.com.

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For more Information or an interview and/or gallery tour, contact Katia Graytok: 203.989.2073 kgraytok@martinlawrence.com NOTE: High-resolution images of all artists work represented by Martin Lawrence galleries are available upon request.


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Pablo Picasso, Histoire Naturelle:"Textes de Buffon"
Suite of 31 Aquatints, The Pigeon (B.347)

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