Pablo Picasso, ‘Two Artworks: Guitare Verre et Bouteille; Tete’, Rago
Pablo Picasso, ‘Two Artworks: Guitare Verre et Bouteille; Tete’, Rago

Tete: 29.75" x 21.75"Condition: Both with printer's blindstamp to lower left corner and estate blindstamp to lower right corner. Creasing to upper right corner of "Tete" and soft creases along edges of "Guitare Verre et Bouteille". Both with overall time toning. Condition reports (given as opinion and not as guaranteed statements of fact) are added online throughout the auction process. The absence of a condition report does not imply that there are no condition issues with the lot.--Courtesy of Rago Auctions

Signature: Both signed Estate of Picasso, (Marina Picasso), and numbered out of 500

Publisher: Estate of Picasso (Marina Picasso)

Publication: 1979-1982

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