Pablo Picasso, ‘Femme dans un fauteuil ’, 1948, MK Fine Art

Milan, Palazzo Reale, Pablo Picasso, 1953, no. 130
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Pablo Picasso - A Centennial Selection, 1981, no. 43
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Pablo Picasso - Der Maler und seine Modelle, 1986, no. 36
Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Joie de vivre, 1997

Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso: Oeuvres de 1946 à 1953, vol. 15, no. 108, illustrated pg. 61
The Picasso Project, Picasso’s Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture, Liberation and Post War Years, San Francisco, 2000, no. 48-035, illustrated p. 206

Marina Ruiz Picasso
Galerie Jan Krugier, Geneva
Galerie Beyeler, Basel
Richard Grey Gallery, Chicago
MK Fine Art, Inc., New York
Private Collection

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