Fine Art/Paul en Arlequin Print
I recently purchased a Picasso print titled "Paul en Arlequin".
This print is pencil numbered 4376/5000 and has an embossed stampin lower right corner. I was told this is after Picasso
and the stamp is from his estate/museum. Can you tell me any thing else about this edition? What would the value be on this print?
This piece looks to be a reproduction produced by SPADEM (the Société de la Propriété Artistique et des Dessins et Modules). SPADEM is a copyright protection and collection society in France formed by visual artists and their heirs. This organization defends the legal rights of artists, ensuring that they receive the credit and profit due to them from the sale and distribution of their works. SPADEM is a legitimate organization that does publish reproductions of artist’s works. However, these works differ from original, hand signed and editioned prints such as those seen on the following link: http://www.masterworksfineart.com/inventory/picasso/
These SPADEM produced works unfortunately have no real collectable value, but they do allow us to enjoy the wonderful images created by famous artists such as Picasso. Perhaps I can recommend browsing ebay for pricing on similar works (I believe they usually go for a few hundred dollars at most).
I hope that this information can be of assistance!