Pablo Picasso, ‘Hélène Chez Archimède’, 1955, Skinner
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Pablo Picasso

Hélène Chez Archimède, 1955

Wood engravings on paper
17 1/5 × 12 7/10 in
43.7 × 32.3 cm
Edition of 140
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Skinner

Presented in the original cloth-covered portfolio (unbound) and slipcase.

Text by André Suarès with …

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Identified and numbered "54" on the colophon.
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Nouveau Cercle Parisien du Livre, Paris.
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 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.

Pablo Picasso, ‘Hélène Chez Archimède’, 1955, Skinner
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Presented in the original cloth-covered portfolio (unbound) and slipcase.

Text by André Suarès with 22 plates, from the Edition of 140, published by Nouveau Cercle Parisien du Livre, Paris.

Medium
Print
Signature
Identified and numbered "54" on the colophon.
Publisher
Nouveau Cercle Parisien du Livre, Paris.
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 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.

Pablo Picasso

Hélène Chez Archimède, 1955

Wood engravings on paper
17 1/5 × 12 7/10 in
43.7 × 32.3 cm
Edition of 140
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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