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Picasso, Toros y Toreros


Picasso was fascinated by bull-fighting and befriended the renowned toreador Miguel Dominguin. Together, in 1961, they published three of Picasso's sketchbooks devoted to the sport with a text by contributed by Dominguin. Picasso designed the cover art and title pages, and supervised production. The original edition has been out of print for many years, and is republished now in a glorious slip-cased edition, printed in nine colors. A recognized art critic and historian, Georges Boudaille (1925-1991) contributed an essay to the book, which is also included here. Text in English and Spanish.

A beautifully produced slipcased facsimile of three sketchbooks on bull-fighting created by Picasso between 1950 and 1960 in ink, charcoal, and pastel. The original text is by the well-known matador Luis Miguel Dominguin, who Picasso was introduced to in 1950 by Jean Cocteau. A historical note by art critic and historian Georges Boudaille is also reprinted from the 1st edition.

15 × 11 × 1½ in. (38.1 × 27.9 × 3.8 cm). 168 pages. Hardbound in cloth, in cloth-covered slipcase decorated with designs by Picasso.