Montblanc launches a new limited edition writing instrument dedicated to Pablo Picasso
January 11, 2013: Creating a series of writing instruments reminiscing legends, Montblanc has now launched a new limited edition writing instrument dedicated to artist Pablo Picasso.
Spanish painter, draughtsman and sculptor, Pablo Picasso is one of the most famous figures in 20th century art. He is best known for founding the Cubist movement and the variety of styles embodied in his works.
The pen is issued in a limited edition of 91, to honour his lifetime achievements, and in a more precious edition of 39, to honour his 39 paintings and drawings of his muse Sylvette David.
The design was mainly inspired by the writing of Picasso and by the drawing ‘Portrait de jeune fille’ from 1936, while the silhouette of the two fountain pens is based on the shape of a pencil to symbolise the simplicity of Picasso himself. The skeletonised 18 K solid gold cap has an opening that exposes the rhodium-plated 18 K gold nib, which brings to mind Picasso’s famous drawing ‘Ojo’. The precious cap is engraved with Picasso’s comments and sketches relating to his ‘Portrait de jeune fille’, while the artfully crafted clip forms the portrait of this famous work of art. The composition of red lacquered stripes between rings made of 750 solid gold represents the national colours of Spain.
Price: On request
Available at all Montblanc boutiques