Pablo Picasso, ‘Dormeuse’, 1962, John Szoke

Linocut printed in three colors on Arches wove with Arches watermark
One of twenty artist's proofs of the fourth (final) state, outside the edition of 50
Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right
Inscribed "epreuve d'artiste" in pencil, lower left
Printed by Arnéra, 1963
Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, 1963
Image: 10 5/8 x 13 3/4 inches
Sheet: 17 1/2 x 24 3/4 inches
Framed: 26 x 28 7/8 inches

Signature: Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right

Publisher: Galerie Louise Leiris

(Bloch 1083) (Baer 1319.IV.B.b)

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