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  • PABLO PICASSO | La Serrure


    Knitted Wool Tapestry

    Designed and Created in 1955

    205 x 150 cms ; 81” x 59” 

    Signed ‘Picasso’


    Out of all of Picasso’s unrivalled contributions to twentieth century culture, his successes in elevating decorative media to the status of a fine art is perhaps his most significant legacy. From collage, to ceramics, to printmaking, he continually sought to expand the material language of art; yet the field upon which he had the greatest impact were tapestries and textiles. La Serrure, a knitted wool tapestry designed by the artist and made in 1955, thus stands as an encapsulation of his achievement.


    This work has ben illustrated in the Marie Cuttoli Catalogue.

    • Pablo Picasso is arguably the most important artistic figure of the twentieth century. Before the age of fifty, the Spanish born artist had become the most well known name in Modern Art, with the most distinct style and eye for artistic creation.

      Picasso’s artistic career can be split into various ‘periods’ based on the moods and styles of his paintings. These were largely affected by his personal life. Throughout the long course of his career, Picasso created more than twenty thousand paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramics.

      Picasso's free spirit, his eccentric style, and his complete disregard for what others thought of his work and creative style, made him a catalyst for artists to follow. Today he is known as the father of modern art, Picasso's originality touched every major artist and art movement that followed in his wake.


      Find out more about Pablo Picasso here.