Pablo Picasso, ‘Accord entre les Guerriers de Sparte et d’Athènes, pl. 5, from Lysistrata’, 1934, Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Accord entre les Guerriers de Sparte et d’Athènes, pl. 5, from Lysistrata’, 1934, Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Accord entre les Guerriers de Sparte et d’Athènes, pl. 5, from Lysistrata’, 1934, Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Accord entre les Guerriers de Sparte et d’Athènes, pl. 5, from Lysistrata’, 1934, Heritage Auctions

This work is hinged to the mount at the top corners verso, matted and framed under acrylic; there is a 2.5" piece of loss to the lower left corner which has been affixed back to the work with tape on the reverse; otherwise, no other major condition issues of note. Framed dimensions 34.5 x 32 inches.

Signature: Signed and numbered '150/137' in pencil in lower margin

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