Object Description

Title: Les Mains (Picasso’s hands) (s.7468)
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 picture.

Object History

Provenance – Paris Art Dealer

Public Collections: Musee de la photographie Andre Villers, Mouguins
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 the caption reads (translated) “The hands of miracles”. Needless to say the left hand still holds a smoldering cigarette!
Musee de la photographie Andre Villers “Andre Villers et les autres” . This work is illustrated

Object Condition

In good condition

Object Classification

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