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Pablo Picasso

Exposition, Valarius, Ceramiques Espagnoles Anciennes Les Potiers (CZW 229); Picasso, les potiers (CZW 220)

Two lithographs printed in brown
19 3/5 × 10 9/10 in
49.7 × 27.8 cm
Edition of 1800
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from the total edition of 1800, on thin wove paper, printed by Arnéra, Vallauris, the full sheet, …

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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.

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from the total edition of 1800, on thin wove paper, printed by Arnéra, Vallauris, the full sheet, 497 x 278mm (19 5/8 x 11in); together with a lithograph printed in brown, 1963, from the edition of 2000, printed by Arnéra, Vallauris, the full sheet, 497 x 278mm (19 5/8 x 11in) (unframed) (2)

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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

Exposition, Valarius, Ceramiques Espagnoles Anciennes Les Potiers (CZW 229); Picasso, les potiers (CZW 220)

Two lithographs printed in brown
19 3/5 × 10 9/10 in
49.7 × 27.8 cm
Edition of 1800
Bidding closed
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