Pablo Picasso, ‘La Guêpe (The Wasp)’, 1936, Print, Sugarlift aquatint, drypoint, and scraper, John Szoke
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Pablo Picasso

La Guêpe (The Wasp), 1936

Sugarlift aquatint, drypoint, and scraper
14 4/5 × 11 in
37.6 × 27.9 cm
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John Szoke
New York

Sugarlift aquatint, drypoint, and scraper printed on Imperial Japan paper
From Eaux Fortes …

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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 Guêpe (The Wasp)’, 1936, Print, Sugarlift aquatint, drypoint, and scraper, John Szoke
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John Szoke
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Sugarlift aquatint, drypoint, and scraper printed on Imperial Japan paper
From Eaux Fortes Originales pour des Textes de Buffon, edition of 226
Numbered 24 on the justification page
Printed by Lacourière, Paris, 1942
Published by Martin Fabiani, Paris, 1942
Image: 11 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches
Sheet: 14 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches
(Bloch …

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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 Guêpe (The Wasp), 1936

Sugarlift aquatint, drypoint, and scraper
14 4/5 × 11 in
37.6 × 27.9 cm
.
Sold
Location
New York
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