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Signed Print Edition of 90
H 105cm x W 70cm
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Toni Clayton, American Pop & Modern Specialist
Paloma Picasso is a signed screen print on Arches Paper produced by the iconic Pop Artist Andy Warhol in 1975. The print comes in an edition size of 90 and shows Pablo Picasso’s daughter, Paloma Picasso. Paloma is rendered in black and white, however the artist adds three colourful blocks that obscure the woman’s right eye. These blocks of solid colour contrast with the black and white shading that dominates the rest of the composition. By blocking the sitter’s right eye, Warhol draws attention towards her left and exposed eye, which stares out at the viewer of the print and demands their attention.
Like her father, Paloma Picasso was a creative individual and rose to fame as a fashion designer and businesswoman. Paloma was a close friend of Warhol’s and often partied with the artist who adored celebrity culture, fame and glamour. In Paloma Picasso, Warhol used acetates of his photograph for this screen print which demonstrates Warhol’s significant experimentation with the screen printing technique.
The print was published in a portfolio of artworks called America’s Homage à Picasso which featured works by eleven different artists. This was part of a wider project composed of six volumes and featuring 68 artists, all of whom published works in memory of the Spanish painter who died in 1973.