PICASSO - Alberti Rafael A year of Picasso. Paintings: 1969
New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, 1971 - Prima edizione (First Edition)
Testo di Rafael Alberti (tradotto da Anthony Kerrigan). 212 illustrazioni a colori e in bianco e nero di cui 167 a piena pagina4to (cm 32,5x22,5), pp. 224 Rilegato tela, sovracoperta (cloth, dust jacket) Ottimo (Fine)
The nearly two hundred paintings created by Picasso during a single year -1969-would do credit to an artist as the work of a lifetime. Exhibited at the Palace of the Popes in Avignon in 1970, they were a highlight of the year on the international art scene. Reproduced in this handsome volume, they are dramatic evidence of Picasso's inexhaustibile technical powess and exuberant creative powers. All the paintings are shown in full color-each colorplate carefully supervised by Picasso himself to ensure the utmost fidelity to the original-and are accompained by a group of related drawings in duotone. The subjects are light-hearted, sometimes erotic improvisations, inventions, and variations that reflect the artist's joie de vivre and ebullient spirits.