Pablo Picasso, ‘Degas Viewing Prostitutes from the Right Side’, 1971, Gilden's Art Gallery

Signature: PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973 Málaga 1881- 1973 Mougins (Spanish) Title: Degas Viewing Prostitutes from the Right Side, from: Series 156, 1971 Technique: Original Stamp Signed and Numbered Aquatint and Drypoint on Wove Paper Paper size: 50 x 66 cm. / 19.7 X 26 in. Image size: 36.6 x 49.2 cm. / 14.4 X 19.4 in. Additional Information: This etching and drypoint is stamp signed with Picasso's signature at the lower right margin. It is also hand numbered in pencil 47/50 at the lower left margin. This subject is the 133rd plate of the Series 156 and was printed in a limited edition of 50 impressions. There were an additional 18 artist’s proofs. Picasso created the plate in 1970 and the work was printed before 1975 by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris. All were stamp signed posthumously and hand numbered. Another impression of this subject can be found in the collection of Tate Modern, London. Note: The works Picasso created in 1970-1972 pays once more homage to the female sex, but with some unexpected accents. It is a tender and voluptuous homage in which a touch of irony mingled with respect and mischievousness is present. These are the master's last works - series 156. Literature: Bloch, G. (2004). Pablo Picasso: Catalogue of the Printed Work 1970-1972. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy Fine Arts Reference: Bloch 1988 III (of III) Condition: Very good condition. Very pale staining in the margins

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