Pablo Picasso, ‘Dans l'Atelier: Peintre et sa toile avec un modèle assis’, 1965, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Dans l'Atelier: Peintre et sa toile avec un modèle assis’, 1965, Christie's


Signed in pencil, dedicated in black ink Pour mes Pignon, Picasso, le 29.9.65, a proof aside from the edition of fifty and 15 artist's proofs, published by Galerie L. Leiris, Paris, the full sheet, with deckle edges at left and right, light-, mount and backboard staining, otherwise in good condition, framed
Plate 245 x 380 mm., Sheet 390 x 518 mm.

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Bloch 1221; Baer 1203

Edouard and Hélène Pignon, Nice; a gift from the artist.
Private collection, Paris; then by descent from the above to the present owner.

About Pablo Picasso

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.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France