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From the earliest days of his career, Picasso had been fascinated by clowns and circus performers. The harlequin, a comedic character usually depicted in distinctive patterned clothing, became a personal emblem for the artist.
This lithograph is typical of Picasso’s exuberant approach to the subject. It was created after a wax chalk drawing executed in February 1968. The artist’s insatiable curiosity and sense of play remained undimmed at the age of eighty-six.