Colin Self

Picasso’s Guernica and the Nazis

1968

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Colin Self born 1941
Medium
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions
Image: 188 x 311 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1983
Reference
P07945

Catalogue entry

P07945 Picasso's Guernica and the Nazis 1968

Lithograph with red biro 7 3/8 × 12 1/4 (188 × 311), printed by the artist at Editions Alecto, not editioned
Inscribed ‘C.S. 1968’ b.l. and ‘Picasso's Guernica and the Nazis’ and ‘Lithotrial 2 1/3’
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1983

The swastika badges were rubbings taken from a ring and transferred onto the stone. There are only two or three works on this theme, each with a different ‘Picasso Forgery’ drawn in ink, to ‘bring out one of the “whys” of his art’.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986

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