I met your father some (3-4) years ago. A gentleman and an erudit.
I learn a lot about pochoir because of him and am now a feverished collector.
Thanks to you father.
Please, give him my best salutations,
Saint-augustin de Desmaures,
Thank you very much for your comment. I will give Paul your salutations 🙂
Dear Mr. Zwartkruis,
I can’t thank you enough for this site I only recently discovered. I’m an art dealer, appraiser, and auctioneer, and have been dealing in the works of Pablo Picasso for almost 35 years. As you so vividly point out, the only body of work that hasn’t ever been catalogued properly for Picasso is his Pochoir. The fact that you’ve reproduced them here is a Godsend. Many appraisers and dealers aren’t even aware of their existence. I happen to own a copy of the 200 edition of Picasso’s Venti Pochoir Originali, and was delighted to see them here well-represented. I bought it over 30 years ago and have been intrigued with the medium ever since.
I’m an Accredited Senior Appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers, and the International Society of Appraisers. The reason I’m writing is to ask your permission to mention your site in an article I’m writing for the Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies (which will be published in March of 2016), and I’d also like to discuss it at a seminar I’m conducting in the San Francisco Bay Area on January 21, 2016.
The article addresses the various limited edition mediums that Picasso pursued; etchings, lithographs, ceramics, linocuts, and pochoirs. The intention is to better inform them in all areas of these mediums and to pass out literature as to the best sources (catalogues, books, databases, etc.) where they might be able to identify a subject work and better understand the medium and the significance it plays in the artists history. As you well know, Picasso’s Pochoir was a medium he enjoyed enough to continually revisit and incorporate it, unlike some of his other mediums where he’d spend a period of time with them, then move on to something else, often to never go back. He did it with Ceramics, Linocuts and Lithography. Only the etching intaglio medium, along with Pochoir intrigued him enough to immerse himself in it throughout his life. (In fact he couldn’t pursue etching once World War Two Started, and didn’t return until the mid 1960’s). Anyway, I could go on forever.
Tony Pernicone, ASA, ISA AM
Dear mr. Pernicone,
Thank you very much for your interest. I sent you an email.