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A Pack of Picasso's Women, 2019


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81.3 x 81.3 cm
32.01 x 32 in








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A Pack of Picasso's Women , 2015; Print on Paper; 32 × 32 in; 81.3 × 81.3 cm; Edition of 250.

The idea for this image originally came as the result of a successful solo exhibition in New York at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery entitled `Poker Face`. Holly saw each pack as an opportunity to explore a new subject and in this image, Picasso`s muses were inspired by a coffee table book about Cubist paintings. Every pack is always laid-out in six rows of nine cards in order of suit (Clubs, Diamonds, Spades, Hearts) numbered with Aces high and has two Jokers added at the bottom-right to make a total of 54 cards. Picasso`s work has always amazed and inspired the artist from his prodigious work made as his father`s pupil all the way through to the enormous unforgiving self-portraits he made towards the end of his life. Tonal and colour balance is key and the cards are arranged so as to maximise visual interest and keep the eye roving around. As Holly says, Picasso owes these women a tremendous amount.

About the Artists

1978 , United States

Holly Frean is an artist of exceptional dedication and vision. She began her formal training as an architect and draughtsman but painting portraits took over. Her studio practice has since grown to include picture-making in all its forms, typically oil paintings on canvas and gouaches on paper, also printmaking and 3D work. Infused with wit and humour, Holly’s work draws on the lives of artists and uniquely documents the subtleties in a face, body or movement. Over the past decade she has evolved a highly personal and technically accomplished style. Holly’s work has been exhibited extensively in the UK and America.

She has won numerous accolades including the 2012 National Open Art Competition Painting Prize (awarded by Grayson Perry) and regularly shows at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the ING Discerning Eye at Mall Galleries in London. Commissions include those from the Duchess of Northumberland, designer Betty Jackson, comedians Russell Howard and Ricky Gervais, hotelier Kit Kemp, actor Russell Tovey and retailer Johnny Boden. Holly's imagination and versatility have recently led to coveted textile, ceramic and wallpaper collaborations with Anthropologie, Burberry, Andrew Martin and Paul Smith

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London, 58 Gloucester Rd

S&P Gallery is a contemporary fine art supplier and gallery, specialising in selling limited-edition framed art prints. Our flagship store, located in the heart of South Kensington, London is home to our most popular collections and locale of our art fairs and exhibitions. We are dedicated to supporting the work of our emerging artists as well as preservi...

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