Pablo Picasso, ‘Au Theatre Scene Dans Le Style Des Mille Et Une Nuits (Bloch 1251)’, 1968, Sworders
Pablo Picasso, ‘Au Theatre Scene Dans Le Style Des Mille Et Une Nuits (Bloch 1251)’, 1968, Sworders

From the 'le cocu magnifique' suite ('the magnificent cuckold'), signed and inscribed 'h.c.' in pencil, an hors commerce impression, there was an edition of 30 with wider margins, and an edition of 150 with small margins, published by editions de l'atelier crommelynck, paris, on wove paper, with full margins

Image 22 x 32cm, framed

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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