Pablo Picasso, ‘En la Taberna. Pêcheurs catalans en bordée’, 1934, John Szoke

Etching printed in brown-black on Montval laid paper with Picasso watermark
From the edition of 108, of which half are printed in black and half are printed in brown-black (An additional edition of 50 was printed in 1961 as part of the Caisse à remords .)
Printed by Lacourière, 1942
Image: 9 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches
Sheet: 13 3/8 x 17 3/4 inches
Framed: 21 3/8 x 23 1/4 inches

(Bloch 286) (Baer 439.B.d.2)

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