Pablo Picasso

Spanish, 1881–1973

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A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a …

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$179.4m, Christie's, 2015
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Tête, 1972
Sold on Jul 1, 2021
£156,250
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Work on Paper
charcoal and wash on paper
48.26 x 64.77 cm
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£156,250
Auction Sale
Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) signed and dated '15.8.72. Picasso' (upper left) charcoal and wash on paper 25 ½ x 19 ½ in. (64.8 x 49.5 cm.) Executed on 15 August 1972
Tête, 1972
charcoal and wash on paper
Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
£156,250
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Work on Paper
48.26 x 64.77 cm
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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£156,250
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) signed and dated '15.8.72. Picasso' (upper left) charcoal and wash on paper 25 ½ x 19 ½ in. (64.8 x 49.5 cm.) Executed on 15 August 1972
Buste et barque, 1933
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£574,500
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Work on Paper
watercolour and pen and India ink on paper
48.26 x 40.01 cm
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£574,500
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) signed, dated and inscribed 'Picasso, Cannes le 4 Août XXXIII-' (lower right) watercolour and pen and India ink on paper 15 ¾ x 19 7/8 in. (40 x 50.5 cm.) Executed in Cannes on 4 August 1933
Buste et barque, 1933
watercolour and pen and India ink on paper
Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
£574,500
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Work on Paper
48.26 x 40.01 cm
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
£574,500
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) signed, dated and inscribed 'Picasso, Cannes le 4 Août XXXIII-' (lower right) watercolour and pen and India ink on paper 15 ¾ x 19 7/8 in. (40 x 50.5 cm.) Executed in Cannes on 4 August 1933
Buste, 1972
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Work on Paper
red crayon and pencil on cardboard
50.8 x 65.41 cm
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) signed 'Picasso' (centre right); dated '13.4.72' (on the reverse) red crayon and pencil on cardboard 25 ¾ x 20 5/8 in. (65.3 x 52.3 cm.) Executed on 13 April 1972
Buste, 1972
red crayon and pencil on cardboard
Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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Work on Paper
50.8 x 65.41 cm
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) signed 'Picasso' (centre right); dated '13.4.72' (on the reverse) red crayon and pencil on cardboard 25 ¾ x 20 5/8 in. (65.3 x 52.3 cm.) Executed on 13 April 1972
Tête au masque, 1956
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£31,250
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silver repoussé plate
1.27 cm
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£31,250
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) stamped with the signature and numbered 'Picasso EXEMPLAIRE D'ARTISTE 1/2' (on the reverse); stamped with the French assay mark for silver, with the silversmith's mark of François Hugo and numbered '14334 3618' (at the reverse lower rim) silver repoussé plate Diameter: 12 1/8 in. (30.7 cm.) Conceived in 1956 and cast in an edition of twenty plus two exemplaires d'artiste and two exemplaires d'auteur
Tête au masque, 1956
silver repoussé plate
Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
£31,250
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1.27 cm
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Jul 1, 2021
Christie's
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£31,250
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) stamped with the signature and numbered 'Picasso EXEMPLAIRE D'ARTISTE 1/2' (on the reverse); stamped with the French assay mark for silver, with the silversmith's mark of François Hugo and numbered '14334 3618' (at the reverse lower rim) silver repoussé plate Diameter: 12 1/8 in. (30.7 cm.) Conceived in 1956 and cast in an edition of twenty plus two exemplaires d'artiste and two exemplaires d'auteur
Homme au chapeau assis, 1972
Sold on Jun 30, 2021
£5,880,500
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Painting
oil and Ripolin on canvas
111.76 x 145.42 cm
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£5,880,500
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) dated '16.2.72. Miercoles’ (on the reverse) oil and Ripolin on canvas 57 ¼ x 44 7/8 in. (145.5 x 114 cm.) Painted in Mougins on Wednesday 16 February 1972
Homme au chapeau assis, 1972
oil and Ripolin on canvas
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
£5,880,500
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Painting
111.76 x 145.42 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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£5,880,500
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) dated '16.2.72. Miercoles’ (on the reverse) oil and Ripolin on canvas 57 ¼ x 44 7/8 in. (145.5 x 114 cm.) Painted in Mougins on Wednesday 16 February 1972
L'Étreinte, 1969
Sold on Jun 30, 2021
£14,697,000
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Painting
oil on canvas
144.78 x 113.67 cm
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£14,697,000
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) signed ‘Picasso’ (lower centre); dated ’23.10.69.’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 44 ¾ x 57 ½ in. (113.6 x 146 cm.) Painted in Mougins on 23 October 1969
L'Étreinte, 1969
oil on canvas
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
£14,697,000
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Painting
144.78 x 113.67 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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£14,697,000
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PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973) signed ‘Picasso’ (lower centre); dated ’23.10.69.’ (on the reverse) oil on canvas 44 ¾ x 57 ½ in. (113.6 x 146 cm.) Painted in Mougins on 23 October 1969
Tête de femme, 1941
Sold on Jun 30, 2021
€3,620,000
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Painting
gouache, paper collage assemblage, citrus branches, nails and pencil on corrugated board
39.8 x 41.7 x 4.0 cm
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€3,620,000
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) signé 'Picasso' (sur un élément de collage en bas à droite) gouache, assemblage de papiers découpés et collés, rameaux d'agrumes, clous et graphite sur carton ondulé 41.7 x 39.8 x 4 cm. Exécuté en 1941 signed 'Picasso' (on a collage element, lower right) gouache, paper collage assemblage, citrus branches, nails and pencil on corrugated board 16 ½ x 15 ¾ x 1 ½ in. Executed in 1941
Tête de femme, 1941
gouache, paper collage assemblage, citrus branches, nails and pencil on corrugated board
Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
€3,620,000
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Painting
39.8 x 41.7 x 4.0 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
€3,620,000
Description
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) signé 'Picasso' (sur un élément de collage en bas à droite) gouache, assemblage de papiers découpés et collés, rameaux d'agrumes, clous et graphite sur carton ondulé 41.7 x 39.8 x 4 cm. Exécuté en 1941 signed 'Picasso' (on a collage element, lower right) gouache, paper collage assemblage, citrus branches, nails and pencil on corrugated board 16 ½ x 15 ¾ x 1 ½ in. Executed in 1941
Chapeaux d'arlequin (recto); Arlequin (verso), 1918
Sold on Jun 30, 2021
£25,250
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Work on Paper
black crayon on paper
10.5 x 19.9 cm
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£25,250
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Jun 30, 2021
Bonhams
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1918 signed Picasso (lower left) black crayon on paper, double sided 19.9 x 10.5 cm. 7 13/16 x 4 1/8 in.
Chapeaux d'arlequin (recto); Arlequin (verso), 1918
black crayon on paper
Jun 30, 2021
Bonhams
£25,250
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Work on Paper
10.5 x 19.9 cm
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Jun 30, 2021
Bonhams
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£25,250
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1918 signed Picasso (lower left) black crayon on paper, double sided 19.9 x 10.5 cm. 7 13/16 x 4 1/8 in.
Dove on a straw bed (A.R. # 79), 1949
Sold on Jun 29, 2021
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white enamel with a brush under glaze
38.5 x 32.0 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
Artcurial
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Rectangular dish R.A. white earthenware, decoration with engobes, engraved with a knife, white enamel with a brush under glaze Red, yellow, white, black Inscription on the back "SR new / edition / MADOURA / after Picasso" 300 copies h: 32 w: 38.50 cm Photo credit: © Succession Picasso 2021
Dove on a straw bed (A.R. # 79), 1949
white enamel with a brush under glaze
Jun 29, 2021
Artcurial
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38.5 x 32.0 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
Artcurial
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Rectangular dish R.A. white earthenware, decoration with engobes, engraved with a knife, white enamel with a brush under glaze Red, yellow, white, black Inscription on the back "SR new / edition / MADOURA / after Picasso" 300 copies h: 32 w: 38.50 cm Photo credit: © Succession Picasso 2021
Cut glass on a pink background, 1922
Sold on Jun 29, 2021
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Painting
Oil on canvas
23.3 x 18.3 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
Artcurial
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Oil on canvas Signed lower left "Picasso" h: 18.30 w: 23.30 cm Batch for temporary importation The buyer will have to pay import fees, i.e. 5.5% on top of the hammer price unless he immediately re-exports the lot outside the European Union. Lot in temporary importation. In addition to the commissions and taxes, and additional import fees of 5.5% of the hammer price will be charged. The import fees can be retroceded to the purchaser on presentation of written proof of exportation outside European Union. Photo credit: © Succession Picasso 2021
Cut glass on a pink background, 1922
Oil on canvas
Jun 29, 2021
Artcurial
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23.3 x 18.3 cm
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Jun 29, 2021
Artcurial
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Oil on canvas Signed lower left "Picasso" h: 18.30 w: 23.30 cm Batch for temporary importation The buyer will have to pay import fees, i.e. 5.5% on top of the hammer price unless he immediately re-exports the lot outside the European Union. Lot in temporary importation. In addition to the commissions and taxes, and additional import fees of 5.5% of the hammer price will be charged. The import fees can be retroceded to the purchaser on presentation of written proof of exportation outside European Union. Photo credit: © Succession Picasso 2021