Pablo Picasso, ‘Fernando de Rojas: La Célestine’, 1971, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Fernando de Rojas: La Célestine’, 1971, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Fernando de Rojas: La Célestine’, 1971, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Fernando de Rojas: La Célestine’, 1971, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Fernando de Rojas: La Célestine’, 1971, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Fernando de Rojas: La Célestine’, 1971, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Fernando de Rojas: La Célestine’, 1971, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Fernando de Rojas: La Célestine’, 1971, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Fernando de Rojas: La Célestine’, 1971, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Fernando de Rojas: La Célestine’, 1971, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Fernando de Rojas: La Célestine’, 1971, Christie's

Watermarked La Celestine, hors-texte, with title, text and justification, signed in pencil on the justification, copy number II, from the edition of thirty numbered in Roman numerals (there were also 350 copies with Arabic numbering), published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris, the full sheets, with deckle edges below, in very good condition, bound (as issued), within the original parchment covered boards with the title on the cover, with paper and parchment dust jacket, with title on the spine, all within the original parchment covered slipcase (book)

228 x 190 x 45 mm. (overall)

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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