Object Description

Medium: Resin coated Silver gelatin print,

Title: Atelier du Fournas – Vallauris 1954 (Picasso standing at open door beconing) (s.7464)
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. The book by Michael Rachline has a headline against this photograph (Translated) “Enter: I am here like at your home”

Object History

Exhibitions: A version of this was exhibited at The Grand Palais, Paris, France, 27/29th April 2007.

Object Literature

Jacques Prevert : “Portraits de Picasso”: Photographies: Andre Villers, Legendes des photographies: Michael Rachline. This work is illustrated and annotated “Intimate Picasso”

Object Condition

In very good condition

Object Classification

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