Pablo Picasso, ‘Femme dans un Fauteuil et Guitariste’, 1959, Peter Harrington Gallery
Pablo Picasso, ‘Femme dans un Fauteuil et Guitariste’, 1959, Peter Harrington Gallery

Paper cracked before printing but inked evenly over the cracks and unevenly varnished over the black with a black shiny oil based ink at time of printing. Condition as issued. Presented in a hand made gold leaf frame with acrylic glass.

Signature: Signed in pencil lower right by Picasso, numbered lower left

Publisher: Louis Leiris

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