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Picasso Suite Vollard

The Park West Gallery® Collection of Suite Vollard Etchings Ranks Among the World’s Largest

  • In June of 2004, Park West Gallery purchased an extremely rare complete set of the 100 Picasso etchings, aquatints and drypoints known as the Suite Vollard from Christie's, London. All one hundred works in the collection were signed in pencil by Picasso.
  • Further demonstrating the increasing worldwide demand for these works, the only other Suite Vollard to sell in recent years appeared at Sotheby’s, London in October, 2006. It fetched a price of $1,241,023, with only 15 of the 100 works hand-signed. Park West elected not to purchase this Suite Vollard, as the Park West Collection includes only hand-signed examples.
  • Since their creation by Picasso during the 1930’s, the etchings, aquatints, and drypoints from the Suite Vollard have been regarded as one of Picasso’s greatest graphic achievements. The beauty of the neo-classic imagery, combined with the unique historic importance of the works, published by the famed art dealer Ambroise Vollard, has made these works consistently desirable to collectors. The works are also featured in major museum collections and exhibitions, books on Picasso’s works, and books on the art of etching.
  • Individual prints from the suite have been sold at international auctions at six-figure prices:
    • $186,000 (B.201) 4/2005; Sotheby’s, New York
    • $161,086 (B.225) 4/2008; Christie's, London
    • $150,002 (B.230) 12/2007; Hauswedell & Nolte

The Five Major Themes of the Suite Vollard

The Battle of Love, the Sculptor’s Studio, Rembrandt, The Minotaur, and the Portraits of Vollard at first seem disconnected (the suite was not conceived as one thematic collection), but upon viewing the suite in its entirety one senses a unifying tone throughout.

The Park West Collection of the Suite Vollard

The Park West Collection includes examples from each of the major themes of the suite, hand-signed in pencil (only 313 examples of each etching exist, with only some being hand-signed.) The cancelled plates are in the Musee Picasso in Paris.

As the market has demonstrated for over seventy years, Picasso’s creation of the “Suite Vollard” has remained one of the most desirable graphic achievements by any artist from any time period. Our large selection of hand-signed works with competitive pricing offers an opportunity to acquire a very historically important and beautiful original etching by the 20th Century’s greatest master.

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For more information on the Park West Gallery Picasso Collection:
(800)-521-9654 xt. 4 or (248) 354-2343.