It is our good fortune that Picasso had such a great love of printmaking. By the time he died in 1973 he had produced a substantial body of original etchings, lithographs and linocuts, which rank with the greatest prints of the 20th Century. While the ownership of an original painting is, for the majority of us, out of the question, his original prints made in small editions remain relatively accessible.
Carmen, Prosper Mérimée's novella, was written in 1845 (the definitive version appeared in 1847). It is at once a rather romanticised account of the customs of the Andalusian gypsies and the dramatic story of a fatal passion. While travelling in Spain, the narrator meets a bandit, José Navarro, and does him a favour. Shortly there after, in Cordoba, he again runs into José, in altercation with a beautiful gypsy, Carmen. Several months later, in Cordoba again, the narrator hears that the brigand has been arrested and is going to be executed. In prison, Don José tells the narrator his story: as a young man of gentle and serious character, he had been bewitched by Carmen. For her, he had become a brigand, thief, and assassin. When Carmen left him for a picador, José despaired and killed her. Chapter IV is a dissertation on the gypsy people, particularly those of Andalusia. The story of Carmen, which became popular through Georges Bizet's opera (1875), evoked in Picasso associations with Spain and the corrida.
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Goldmark have the most astonishing range, from the very affordable to the upper echelons of the market. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and really helpful. For anyone wanting to start a serious art collection within whatever budget this could be the best place to start.
There is no other gallery like Goldmark. I'm always amazed at both the stock they hold and their ability to regularly source really quite special pieces of art. That, with their friendly, knowledgeable & utterly unpretentious style makes them a delight to visit & to buy from.
Their delivery service is 100% reliable and the breadth of work displayed on their website pretty amazing. Above all, unlike other such dealers, I have never been under any pressure to buy. I recommend you give them a try.
We first visited Goldmark approximately 6 years ago and immediately liked the informality compared to previous gallery experiences. It’s a great place to start or build on your collection. Everyone at Goldmark is very friendly, knowledgeable and will give you as much or as little time as you wish.
Great pots, exquisitely displayed, expertly packed and shipped all over the world! The storytelling about potters and their methods has been extremely helpful, Goldmark is fabulous!
Always friendly and helpful staff with an amazing ever changing gallery of wonderful art and studio pottery! Would highly recommend a visit!
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