Andre Villers Artwork Details


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Printing: Printed by the photographer circa 1989 Size: 400 x 300 mms Note: This is part of a series of famous photographs taken by Andre Villers, a friend and confidant of Picasso. Andre Villers met Picasso in the street in Vallauris in 1953 when Villers stopped to take his photograph. From this chance meeting a great friendship grew between the two artists which was to result in numerous photographs of Picasso, his friends and his studio. Villers has held solo exhibitions all over Europ e and many of his prints are held in the permanent collections at the Picasso Museums in Paris, Barcelona, Vallauris and Antibes. He has worked closely with the writer Jacques Prevert and the photographer David Douglas Duncan. This is an iconic portrait which is extremely well known throughout the world. Literature: 1) Jacques Prevert : “Portraits de Picasso”: Photographies: Andre Villers, Legendes des photographies: Michael Rachline. This work is illustrated on the front cover of the book. Marina Picasso “Picasso - My Grandfather” This book about her early life and tortuous relationship with her grandfather shows this picture on the front cover. Michael Hoppen and Genny Janvrin “Andre Villers”. This work is illustrated on the front cover and also, a second time, inside the book. Against it is written a quotation from the photographer “It was March 1963 when I discovered painting and the first painter I photographed was not just anybody, it was Picasso” Condition: In very good condition Price: £2800-00

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