Pablo Picasso, ‘Buste de femme assise dans un fauteuil’, 14763, Phillips
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Pablo Picasso

Buste de femme assise dans un fauteuil, 14763

India ink on paper
8 9/10 × 7 2/5 in
22.5 × 18.9 cm
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Phillips

Executed on June 1, 1940.

Please note that this work is not accompanied by a physical certificate …

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed "Picasso" lower left; further inscribed and dated "Royan 01.6.40" lower right
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, ‘Buste de femme assise dans un fauteuil’, 14763, Phillips
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Executed on June 1, 1940.

Please note that this work is not accompanied by a physical certificate of authenticity. Claude Picasso confirmed the authenticity of this work on December 16, 2013.

From the Catalogue:
“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.” - Pablo Picasso
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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Signature
Signed "Picasso" lower left; further inscribed and dated "Royan 01.6.40" lower right
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

Buste de femme assise dans un fauteuil, 14763

India ink on paper
8 9/10 × 7 2/5 in
22.5 × 18.9 cm
Bidding closed
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