Marcel Salinas and Pablo Picasso
When Pablo Picasso decided to re-create his series of 29 “Imaginary Portraits” gouache paintings as limited-edition lithographs, he refused to work with an artist who would merely copy the paintings.
Picasso craved to find an artist who when looking at each painting would capture and interpret the bold movement of the brushwork, the exciting colors, the feelings of joy, the clever slyness and the humor of the artworks.
The fates smiled upon Picasso for he found an artist imbued with these longed for talents….he found his kindred soul…Marcel Salinas.
Picasso was delighted with Salinas’s interpretations of these 29 paintings. This was the ONLY time in his long and prolific career that Picasso ever allowed another artist’s name to appear with his.