LOT 1806 / 1384
Artist Lucien Clergue
Title Picasso et bullfights, Frejus, August
Year 1962
Edition 2/25
Size 30 x 40
Medium gelatin silver print
Price $4367

 

Lucien Clergue was born in Arles, France. At the age of 7, he began learning to play the violin, and after several years of study, his teacher admitted that he had nothing more to teach him. Clergue was from a family of shopkeepers and could not afford to pursue further studies in a college or university school of music, such as a conservatory.

 

In 1949, he learned the basics of photography. Four years later, at a corrida in Arles, he showed his photographs to Spanish painter Pablo Picasso who, though subdued, asked to see more of his work. Within a year and a half, young Clergue worked on his photography with the goal of sending more images to Picasso.

 

During this period, he worked on a series of photographs of travelling entertainers, acrobats and harlequins, the « Saltimbanques ». He also worked on a series whose subject was carrion.

 

On November 4, 1955, Lucien Clergue visited Picasso in Cannes, France. Their friendship lasted nearly 30 years until Picasso's death. Clergue's autobiographical book, Picasso My Friend, looks back on important moments of their relationship. 

 

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Picasso et bullfights, Frejus, August - Clergue

$4,367.00Price

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