Pablo Picasso, ‘Deux Buveurs catalans, plate 12 from La Suite Vollard’, 1934, Christie's
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Pablo Picasso

Deux Buveurs catalans, plate 12 from La Suite Vollard, 1934

Etching, on Montval paper watermark Picasso
13 3/10 × 17 2/5 in
33.7 × 44.1 cm
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PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK GENTLEMAN

signed in pencil, from the edition of 260 (there was also an …

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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, ‘Deux Buveurs catalans, plate 12 from La Suite Vollard’, 1934, Christie's
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PROPERTY OF A NEW YORK GENTLEMAN

signed in pencil, from the edition of 260 (there was also an edition of 50 with wider margins), published by A. Vollard, Paris, 1939, with full margins, some pale light-staining, in generally very good condition, framed
Image: 9 ¼ x 11 ¾ in. (235 x 298 mm.)
Sheet: 13 ¼ x 17 3/8 in. (337 …

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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

Deux Buveurs catalans, plate 12 from La Suite Vollard, 1934

Etching, on Montval paper watermark Picasso
13 3/10 × 17 2/5 in
33.7 × 44.1 cm
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