Pablo Picasso, ‘Bacchanale à l'acrobate (Bacchanale au taureau) (B. 933; Ba. 1264)’, 1959, Print, Linoleum cut printed in colors, Sotheby's
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Pablo Picasso

Bacchanale à l'acrobate (Bacchanale au taureau) (B. 933; Ba. 1264), 1959

Linoleum cut printed in colors
24 2/5 × 29 3/5 in
62.1 × 75.1 cm
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Signed in pencil and numbered 44/50 (total edition …

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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, ‘Bacchanale à l'acrobate (Bacchanale au taureau) (B. 933; Ba. 1264)’, 1959, Print, Linoleum cut printed in colors, Sotheby's
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Signed in pencil and numbered 44/50 (total edition includes approximately 20 artist's proofs), on Arches wove paper, published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, framed.

image: 527 by 638 mm 20 3/4 by 25 1/8 in
sheet: 621 by 751 mm 24 1/2 by 29 1/2 in

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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

Bacchanale à l'acrobate (Bacchanale au taureau) (B. 933; Ba. 1264), 1959

Linoleum cut printed in colors
24 2/5 × 29 3/5 in
62.1 × 75.1 cm
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