Pablo Picasso, ‘La Comedie Humaine’, 1954, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘La Comedie Humaine’, 1954, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘La Comedie Humaine’, 1954, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘La Comedie Humaine’, 1954, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘La Comedie Humaine’, 1954, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘La Comedie Humaine’, 1954, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘La Comedie Humaine’, 1954, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘La Comedie Humaine’, 1954, Graves International Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘La Comedie Humaine’, 1954, Graves International Art

A stone lithograph on Vélin de Rives paper after a drawing by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) titled "La Comedie Humaine", 1954, unsigned as issued. Copyright from "Verve" No. 29-30. Comes from the "La Comedie Humaine" bound volume. Limited edition: approx. 1,500. Picasso authorized and was commissioned to see these lithographs produced. Published by Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York. This work has been realized under the direction of Teraiade, the the master printers Mourlot Freres for the lithography in color. It's printing was completed in Paris, the 15th of September, 1954. Dated in the plate upper right. Sheet size: 10.5" x 14". Image size: 9.5" x 12.5". In excellent condition.

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company

"La Comedie Humaine", 1954

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