Pablo Picasso, ‘La Crapaud (B. 356; Ba. 603)’, 1936, Print, Sugar-lift aquatint and drypoint, Sotheby's
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Pablo Picasso

La Crapaud (B. 356; Ba. 603), 1936

Sugar-lift aquatint and drypoint
17 3/10 × 13 1/10 in
43.9 × 33.3 cm
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One of approximately 52 recorded proofs, plate XXIX for Picasso. Eaux-fortes originales pour les …

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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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One of approximately 52 recorded proofs, plate XXIX for Picasso. Eaux-fortes originales pour les textes de Buffon, on Montval laid paper, printed by Lacourière, Paris.

plate: 415 by 314 mm 16 3/8 by 12 3/8 in
sheet: 439 by 333 mm 17 1/4 by 13 1/8 in

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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.

Pablo Picasso

La Crapaud (B. 356; Ba. 603), 1936

Sugar-lift aquatint and drypoint
17 3/10 × 13 1/10 in
43.9 × 33.3 cm
Bidding closed
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