Pablo Picasso, ‘Head of a Young Girl’, 1946, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original lithograph printed in black ink on wove paper bearing a portion of the “Arches” script watermark.

Hand-signed in pencil lower left Picasso.

A superb impression of Bloch, Mourlot and the Picasso Project’s tenth and final state of this scarce lithograph, printed after the contour of the right side of the figure’s head was reconfigured, from the edition of 50, numbered in pencil also lower left. Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris; printed at Atelier Fernand Mourlot, Paris.

Catalog: Bloch 393 10e état; Mourlot 9 10e état; Gauss/Reusse 67; Güse/Rau 64; Picasso Project 9 State 10.

Sheet Size: 17 3/8 x 12 ¾ inches

In excellent condition, printed on a sheet with wide margins.

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