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Pablo Picasso

Couple aux champ, avec un putto couronné de fleurs, from: Series 347, 1968

Etching on BFK Rives wove paper
19 2/5 × 17 4/5 in
49.2 × 45.2 cm
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SPANISH COLLECTION

Signed in pencil, numbered 17/50 (there were also 17 …

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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SPANISH COLLECTION

Signed in pencil, numbered 17/50 (there were also 17 artist's proofs), published by Galerie L. Leiris, 1969, the full sheet, in very good condition, framed
Plate 315 x 315 mm., Sheet 492 x 452 mm.

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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.

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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SPANISH COLLECTION

Signed in pencil, numbered 17/50 (there were also 17 …

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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SPANISH COLLECTION

Signed in pencil, numbered 17/50 (there were also 17 artist's proofs), published by Galerie L. Leiris, 1969, the full sheet, in very good condition, framed
Plate 315 x 315 mm., Sheet 492 x 452 mm.

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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

Couple aux champ, avec un putto couronné de fleurs, from: Series 347, 1968

Etching on BFK Rives wove paper
19 2/5 × 17 4/5 in
49.2 × 45.2 cm
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