Pablo Picasso, ‘Notre Dame, 16-D’, Year of Original Artwork: 1954 | Published: 1979 -1982, RoGallery Auctions: Prints and Multiples
Pablo Picasso, ‘Notre Dame, 16-D’, Year of Original Artwork: 1954 | Published: 1979 -1982, RoGallery Auctions: Prints and Multiples

Framed: 37.75 x 33 inches
Estate of Picasso, (Marina Picasso) pencil signature and embossed blindstamp lower right
Ink stamp verso 'Approved by the heirs of Pablo Picasso'
Chromist: Laurent Marcel Salinas / Marina Picasso Estate Collection

Signature: signed 'Approved by the heirs of Picasso' and numbered in pencil

Image rights: Courtesy of RoGallery.com

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