Pablo Picasso, ‘Dans l’Atelier: Peintre et sa toile avec un modèle assis. (In the Studio: Painter and his canvas with a seated model.)’, 1965, Peter Harrington Gallery

Signature: Signed in pencil lower right by Picasso. Additionally inscribed by the artist in black pen lower right “Pour mes Pignon, Picasso, le 29.9.65.” Edouard Pignon was a French artist and friend of Picasso, and was married to the art critic Hélèn Parmelin. He constantly refused any commitment to any movement or academy, but alongside Picasso he was a member of the communist party.

Publisher: Galerie L. Leiris,

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