Pablo Picasso, ‘La Poule’, 1952 (June 23, 25, Paris), John Szoke
Pablo Picasso, ‘La Poule’, 1952 (June 23, 25, Paris), John Szoke

Aquatint, drypoint, and scraper printed on Arches wove paper with Arches watermark
From the edition of 50
Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right
Numbered 27/50 in pencil, lower right
Various pencil inscriptions, verso: "1207 FPG," upper left; "14418," lower left; "26 x 34, " lower right
Printed by Lacourière, 1952
Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, 1952
Image: 20 1/8 x 26 1/8 inches
Sheet: 22 1/8 x 29 7/8 inches
Framed: 27 1/2 x 33 3/8 inches
(Bloch 694) (Baer 896.VI.B.b)

Signature: Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right

Publisher: Galerie Louise Leiris

(Bloch 694) (Baer 896.VI.B.b)

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