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Pablo Picasso

Buste de femme d'après Cranach le Jeune, 1958

Linocut in colors, on Arches paper
30 1/5 × 22 2/5 in
76.8 × 56.8 cm
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LEE VANDERVELDE, SOLD TO BENEFIT CHARITABLE CAUSES

one of seven trial …

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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, ‘Buste de femme d'après Cranach le Jeune’, 1958, Christie's
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PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF LEE VANDERVELDE, SOLD TO BENEFIT CHARITABLE CAUSES

one of seven trial proofs printed in five colors cited in Baer (the edition was 50), signed and annotated by the printer on the reverse, published by galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, with full margins, framed
Image: 25 3/8 x 21 in. (645 x 533 …

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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

Buste de femme d'après Cranach le Jeune, 1958

Linocut in colors, on Arches paper
30 1/5 × 22 2/5 in
76.8 × 56.8 cm
Bidding closed
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