Wichita, Kansas – June 30, 2022 – In a momentous occasion, a new selection of artworks from one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso, has become available in the public domain. Oil painting reproduction giant – overstockArt.com – has welcomed the news, as this means the iconic artist’s work can be enjoyed more intimately and by more people.
Of the masterpieces now reproduced, Blue Nude (1902) and Old Guitarist (1903) have been incredibly popular, and finished in overstockArt.com’s Top 25 Best-Sellers list in the first week of their arrival.
Picasso is a name that is recognized across eras, nations, and cultures: the artist has truly blurred borders with his seminal paintings and sculptures. Having swept audiences through a cool blue period, and warmer rose period, Picasso challenged the status quo with bold Cubism.
Famed for breaking rules and hell-bent on shaking up society, many of Picasso’s quotes show the playful side of the artist – as do the newly released works. He famously said, “It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child,” explaining that each of his works are informed, the seeming simplicity has been painstakingly achieved.
One of the works, The Harlequin Leaning On His Elbow, depicts one of the characters that perhaps captured Picasso’s alter-ego – in an expression of comedy over tragedy, and an expression of the pressure felt to perform and entertain.
VP of eCommerce for overstockArt.com, Amitai Sasson, said the new release of Picasso’s works was a gift to the world.
“The beauty of Picasso is that his transformation inspired the world of art to transform as well. Picasso’s genius is contemporary. The artist passed in 1973 yet his genius resonates even more to this day. He believed everyone had a gift, and his work largely brings hope and inspires us all to dream,” Mr. Sasson said.
“Picasso was the #1 most-searched artist on overstockArt.com – even prior to the works being released into the public domain, which shows just how significant this artist continues to be,” he said.
overstockArt.com’s exceptional reproductions of these iconic paintings can be purchased online, along with a vast collection of other famous reproductions, and a plethora of museum frames to complement the artworks. Since the pandemic, the company has also introduced other home décor products and recently launched a line of hand-crafted mirrors.
Founded in 2002, overstockArt.com is one the web’s leading distributors of high-quality wall art.
The online retailer’s goal is to make it easy and affordable for people to transform their space with high-end wall art. Recognized as a premiere shopping destination for hand painted fine art reproductions, overstockArt.com has expanded its offerings to include original canvas art prints, glass ornaments, ceramic tiles, and specialty mirrors.
The company also owns and operates Artist Become (ArtistBe.com), the online community for contemporary artists from around the world.
Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, the retailer was named in Inc. Magazine’s 2010, 2011 and 2012 Inc. 5000 lists, Internet Retailer magazine’s 2012, 2014 Hot 100 list, and was recognized with the STELLAService Seal for Elite customer service.
For more information, visit www.overstockArt.com