Pablo Picasso, ‘Faune flûtiste et danseuse à la maraca et au tambourin: two prints (B. 1341; Ba. 702)’, 1945, Sotheby's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Faune flûtiste et danseuse à la maraca et au tambourin: two prints (B. 1341; Ba. 702)’, 1945, Sotheby's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Faune flûtiste et danseuse à la maraca et au tambourin: two prints (B. 1341; Ba. 702)’, 1945, Sotheby's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Faune flûtiste et danseuse à la maraca et au tambourin: two prints (B. 1341; Ba. 702)’, 1945, Sotheby's

Baer's I.a and I.b of II, two of nine recorded proofs, on Arches laid paper, printed by Fort, Paris (2 prints).

plate: 265 by 348 mm 10 3/8 by 13 3/4 in
sheets: 326 by 502 mm 12 3/4 by 19 3/4 in

From the Catalogue:
Baer records only one negative impression of this state.
—Courtesy of Sotheby’s

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