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Pablo Picasso

LA FEMME AU FAUTEUIL (Woman in Armchair), 1948

Original lithograph printed in black ink on wove paper bearing the "Arches" script watermark.
25 7/8 × 19 5/8 in
65.7 × 49.8 cm
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San Francisco
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A superb, extremely rare  proof impression of the second state of six of this subject, one of only six impressions reserved for the artist … Read more
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Published and printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris.
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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A superb, extremely rare  proof impression of the second state of six of this subject, one of only six impressions reserved for the artist … Read more
Publisher
Published and printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris.
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 FEMME AU FAUTEUIL (Woman in Armchair), 1948

Original lithograph printed in black ink on wove paper bearing the "Arches" script watermark.
25 7/8 × 19 5/8 in
65.7 × 49.8 cm
Sold
Location
San Francisco
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