Artworks by Pablo Picasso are popular with collectors on Artsy. There are many pieces that, while authorized by Picasso or by his estate after his death, were not made by the artist and can therefore be challenging to clearly and accurately represent. These guidelines are meant to help you optimize your Picasso listings for collectors on Artsy, while avoiding common pitfalls that may result in your works being unpublished.
In order for a work to be listed as by Pablo Picasso, one of the following must be true:
- The work was created by Pablo Picasso, during his lifetime
The work was created posthumously, but is authorized by the Pablo Picasso estate. Please note that there have been multiple iterations of Picasso's authorized body, these include, but are not limited to, Succession Picasso, as well as individual family members, ex: Marina Picasso. These items can include art merchandise, such as reproductions of earlier prints, and should be listed as Ephemera or Merchandise or Reproduction.
If the item does not fall into either of the above categories, it may not be listed on Artsy.
If a work is miscataloged, our catalog operations team will reach out with instructions to amend the listing or request additional information. If the listing is not updated or our team does not receive the information we request, the listing will be unpublished.
After three such cases, we may take action with regards to your account, such as unpublishing works, suspending your use of Buy Now, Make Offer, and Make Offer in Inquiries, or suspending or terminating your account. We understand that good faith mistakes may happen, and so we will typically issue a warning before such action, although we reserve the right to take action earlier based on the severity of the misrepresentation.
Please note, our listing requirements are continually updated based on the above qualifications, as such it is possible that there are comparable items currently listed on Artsy.