Pablo Picasso, ‘La femme au mirror (Woman at the Mirror)’, 1950 and 1953, John Szoke
Pablo Picasso, ‘La femme au mirror (Woman at the Mirror)’, 1950 and 1953, John Szoke
Pablo Picasso, ‘La femme au mirror (Woman at the Mirror)’, 1950 and 1953, John Szoke
Pablo Picasso, ‘La femme au mirror (Woman at the Mirror)’, 1950 and 1953, John Szoke
Pablo Picasso, ‘La femme au mirror (Woman at the Mirror)’, 1950 and 1953, John Szoke
Pablo Picasso, ‘La femme au mirror (Woman at the Mirror)’, 1950 and 1953, John Szoke

Suite of six lithographs printed on Arches wove paper from two zinc plates
Each lithograph is one of five state proofs; no edition was printed.
Printed by Mourlot.

The first state of the black and color plates
Image: 12 1/2 x 18 inches
Sheet: 15 x 22 1/4 inches
(Mourlot 197) (Reuße 556)

The second state of the black and color plates
Image: 14 1/4 x 19 inches
Sheet: 15 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches
(Mourlot 197) (Reuße 559)

The third state of the color plate, proofed in black ink
Image: 14 1/4 x 19 inches
Sheet: 15 1/4 x 22 1/4 inches
(Mourlot 197) (Reuße 560)

The third state of the black plate and the fourth state of the color plate
Image: 15 1/4 x 20 inches
Sheet: 19 3/4 x 26 inches
(Mourlot 197) (Reuße 562)

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