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

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Picasso. Sculptures, Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), Brussels
2016
Picasso and His Printers, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
2016
Picasso: The Artist and His Muses, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2016
Picasso Sculptor, Musée Picasso Paris, Paris
2015
Picasso! An Anniversary Exhibition, Musée Picasso Paris, Paris

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Pablo Picasso | Print as an original art form, Alan Cristea Gallery, London
2016
Picasso. Sculptures, Centre for Fine Arts (BOZAR), Brussels
2016
Picasso and His Printers, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
2016
Picasso: The Artist and His Muses, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver
2016
Picasso Sculptor, Musée Picasso Paris, Paris
2015
Picasso! An Anniversary Exhibition, Musée Picasso Paris, Paris
2015
Pablo Picasso, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2015
Picasso Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
The Collection of Hermann and Margrit Rupf, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
2016
Picasso-Giacometti, Musée Picasso Paris, Paris
2016
Francis Bacon: From Picasso to Velázquez, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao
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