Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Peintre et son modele’, 1964, ArtWise

Limited edition lithograph by Pablo Picasso titled Le Peintre et son Modele from the book titled "Prints from the Mourlot Press" published in Paris, 1964, first edition, 2000 copies, plate signed. Reference Picasso Bloch 1846; G.&C.128. Mourlot #400. Framed. *estimated shipping price: $29.99 The book also contained several lithographic plates after and 18 original lithographs (15 in colors) by Chagall (Mourlot 415; Sorlier 87; Cramer 60); Miro (Cramer 91; Mourlot 332-333); Braque; EstËve; Villon; Matisse (Duthuit 91); Giacometti; Andre Brasilier; Cocteau; Minaux; Paul Jenkins; Calder and others.

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