Pablo Picasso, ‘Au Cirque’, 1905, John Szoke
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Pablo Picasso

Au Cirque, 1905

Drypoint
8 3/4 × 5 1/2 in
22.2 × 14 cm
Edition of 27 or 29
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Location
New York
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John Szoke
New York

Drypoint
One of 27 or 29 impressions printed on Japan paper
Inscribed "7678 G11 Au Cirque" …

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Print
Publisher
Vollard, Paris, 1913
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
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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.

Pablo Picasso, ‘Au Cirque’, 1905, John Szoke
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John Szoke
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Drypoint
One of 27 or 29 impressions printed on Japan paper
Inscribed "7678 G11 Au Cirque" in pencil, bottom recto
Inscribed "20 x 16" in pencil, verso
Printed by Fort
Published by Vollard, Paris, 1913
Image: 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Sheet: 19 1/8 x 13 1/8 inches
Framed: 25 3/8 x 21 3/16 inches

Medium
Print
Publisher
Vollard, Paris, 1913
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
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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.

Pablo Picasso

Au Cirque, 1905

Drypoint
8 3/4 × 5 1/2 in
22.2 × 14 cm
Edition of 27 or 29
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
Location
New York
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