Pablo Picasso, ‘Ines et son enfant (Ines and her Son), 1947 From the series Lithograph, 42/50’, 1947, ZQ Art Gallery

Picasso's Inez et son enfant 14/50 was purchased by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 1951 and is in their permanent collection. Koller Auctions, Zurich, Switzerland, auctioned Ines et son enfant 18/50 on June 25, 2016, hammering at 26,000 CHF ($26,690 USD), with premiium 31,200 CHF ($32,000 USD)

Signature: dated 29.1.47, Signed lower right, dated upper left, numbered lower left '42/50'.

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