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Pablo Picasso, ‘Avant la pique I’, 1959, Koller Auctions
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Pablo Picasso

Avant la pique I, 1959

Colour linocut, 2nd state
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Outside the edition of 50, with the dedication: pour B. Geiser. Signed lower right: Picasso. Image …

Outside the edition of 50, with the dedication: pour B. Geiser. Signed lower right: Picasso. Image 16.5 x 22.5 cm on vélin 37.6 x 48 cm. Published by Louise Leiris, Paris. Printed by Arnéra.

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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, ‘Avant la pique I’, 1959, Koller Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Avant la pique I’, 1959, Koller Auctions
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Outside the edition of 50, with the dedication: pour B. Geiser. Signed lower right: Picasso. Image …

Outside the edition of 50, with the dedication: pour B. Geiser. Signed lower right: Picasso. Image 16.5 x 22.5 cm on vélin 37.6 x 48 cm. Published by Louise Leiris, Paris. Printed by Arnéra.

Medium
Print
Image rights
Courtesy Koller Auktionen.
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

Avant la pique I, 1959

Colour linocut, 2nd state
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