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Pablo Picasso

Famille des saltimbanques, c. 1950

Etching on japon nacré paper
19 1/2 × 16 1/4 in
49.5 × 41.3 cm
Edition 191/300
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Published by Crommelynck, Paris

Condition Report: Scattered foxing spots; scattered hard creases to …

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Published by Crommelynck, Paris

Condition Report: Scattered foxing spots; scattered hard creases to the extreme edges of the sheet. Floated and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 31.75 X 24 Inches

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Signed and numbered in red pencil along lower edge, with publisher's stamp
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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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Published by Crommelynck, Paris

Condition Report: Scattered foxing spots; scattered hard creases to …

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Published by Crommelynck, Paris

Condition Report: Scattered foxing spots; scattered hard creases to the extreme edges of the sheet. Floated and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 31.75 X 24 Inches

Signature
Signed and numbered in red pencil along lower edge, with publisher's stamp
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Famille des saltimbanques, c. 1950

Etching on japon nacré paper
19 1/2 × 16 1/4 in
49.5 × 41.3 cm
Edition 191/300
Bidding closed
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