Pablo Picasso, ‘Crouching Model Nude & Sculptured Head’, 1990, MSP Modern

Pablo Picasso create the Suite Vollard between 1930 and 1939 in honor of his friend and art dealer, Ambroise Vollard. The suite is comprised of 100 etchings, illustrating Picasso's most famous themes. In 1990, the Picasso estate authorized an unprecedented recreation of the suite, produced in a limited edition of 300, and published by the German Museum, Stadtichen Milheim an der Ruhr. The paper for this edition is the same type quality used by Picasso to print the Suite Vollard during the 1930s.

Signature: Plate signed and numbered.

Publisher: Stadtichen Mulheim an der Ruhr

About Pablo Picasso

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 number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France