25 February 2004
After a design by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Les clowns à la lune bleue
with signature and numbered 'Picasso 1/5' (on a label affixed to the reverse)
hand-woven Aubusson wool tapestry
75 x 56 in. (190.5 x 142.3 cm.)
Executed by the Pinton Frères tapestry ateliers in 1969
Pinton Frères Ateliers, Aubusson, France.
Acquired from the above by the family of the present owner, 1970.
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This tapestry is was woven in Aubusson under the supervision of Picasso. The design is based on the 1954 lithograph Deux clowns (Mourlot no. 264 and Bloch 766).
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