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PANTIN

Pablo Picasso
Composition, 1948

lithograph printed in colors on wove paper.

Dated on the stone lower left 7.10.48

A superb impression from the edition published BY School Prints Ltd.

printed by W.S. Cowell, Limited.

Dimensions

composition: 19 7/16 x 29 5/8" (49.4 x 75.2 cm);

sheet: 19 5/16 x 29 7/8" (49 x …

Medium
Condition
“Good, soft handling creases, minor water stain a 1in tear on the top edge”
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Plate signed and dated bottom left
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
School Prints Ltd.

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.

High auction record
$179.4m, Christie's, 2015
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2019
Picasso – Birth of a GeniusUCCA
2018
The EY Exhibition: PICASSO 1932 – Love, Fame, TragedyTate
2017
Picasso 1932. Année érotiqueMusée Picasso Paris
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Composition, 1948, 1948

Lithograph
29 × 19 in
73.7 × 48.3 cm
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Location
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Certificate
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NCAG
PANTIN

Pablo Picasso
Composition, 1948

lithograph printed in colors on wove paper.

Dated on the stone …

Medium
Condition
“Good, soft handling creases, minor water stain a 1in tear on the top edge”
Signature
Stamped by artist's estate, Plate signed and dated bottom left
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
School Prints Ltd.

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.

High auction record
$179.4m, Christie's, 2015
Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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