One of the three of the world’s most valuable and comprehensive collections of original Picasso linoleum cut proofs is being for private sale, exclusively in Australia, by Canadian-born British art collector, print dealer, and philanthropist Dr. Frederick Mulder CBE.
Valued at $9.3 million and named “The Lump Collection” after Picasso’s beloved Dachshund, the collection consists of 121 linocut proofs representing 25% of the linocuts made by the artist. It spans 75 subjects, including 22 unpublished, and has 17 sets with a total of 59 working proofs/variant inkings.
“This collection spans the entire period of Picasso’s work in this medium and the sheer number and diversity of working proofs offers a unique insight into the techniques the master artist explored in producing the colour linocuts”, said Dr. Frederick Mulder.
“I am thrilled to be selling this collection exclusively in Australia. It would be an extraordinary acquisition for any buyer. It would prove an invaluable addition and a major draw card to any public, institutional or private collection anywhere in the world,” Dr. Mulder added.
Dr. Mulder has committed to donate $1 million from the sale of the collection to the Australian arm of the global non-profit organization The Funding Network, which was founded in London in 2013 by Dr. Mulder to support social change projects.
According to Lisa Cotton, CEO, The Funding Network Australia, generous donation will enable The Funding Network Australia to rapidly scale their work and deepen their impact in building the capacity of high-potential social entrepreneurs around the country.
“TFN is pioneering a philanthropic model that is building the capacity of the grassroots non-profit sector via live crowd funding events, skilled volunteering programs and other vital capacity building initiatives,” she explained. “It is vital that we continue to support these small, and often unknown, organisations.”
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