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Pablo Picasso

Fumeur au Maillot Rayé Gris et Bleu, 1964

Aquatint in colors on Auvergene Richard de Bas paper, with full margins
16 1/4 × 12 3/8 in
41.3 × 31.4 cm
Edition 49/50 + 15AP
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Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris. LITERATURE: Bloch, 1172; Baer 1172.

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Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris. LITERATURE: Bloch, 1172; Baer 1172.

Condition Report: Light discoloration; mild fading; mild mat burns; toning along edges in margins; scattered foxing spots; backboard staining; adhesive abrasions and residue along upper and lower edges verso. Mounted and framed under glass. …

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Signed in crayon and numbered in pencil in lower margin
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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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About the work
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Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris. LITERATURE: Bloch, 1172; Baer 1172.

Condition Report:

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Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris. LITERATURE: Bloch, 1172; Baer 1172.

Condition Report: Light discoloration; mild fading; mild mat burns; toning along edges in margins; scattered foxing spots; backboard staining; adhesive abrasions and residue along upper and lower edges verso. Mounted and framed under glass. …

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Medium
Print
Signature
Signed in crayon and numbered in pencil in lower margin
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

Fumeur au Maillot Rayé Gris et Bleu, 1964

Aquatint in colors on Auvergene Richard de Bas paper, with full margins
16 1/4 × 12 3/8 in
41.3 × 31.4 cm
Edition 49/50 + 15AP
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