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Pablo Picasso

La pique, 1959

Linocut in colors on heavy cream Arches wove paper
20 3/4 × 25 in
52.7 × 63.5 cm
Edition 5/50
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Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris

Condition Report: Moderate light and time staining to the verso and …

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Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris

Condition Report: Moderate light and time staining to the verso and edges; extreme edges have been taped to the matt with a non archival tape; a few mild scattered foxing spots. Matted and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 35 X 38 Inches

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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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Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris

Condition Report: Moderate light and time staining to the verso and …

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Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris

Condition Report: Moderate light and time staining to the verso and edges; extreme edges have been taped to the matt with a non archival tape; a few mild scattered foxing spots. Matted and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 35 X 38 Inches

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil along lower edge
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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 pique, 1959

Linocut in colors on heavy cream Arches wove paper
20 3/4 × 25 in
52.7 × 63.5 cm
Edition 5/50
Bidding closed
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