Pablo Picasso, ‘ La Toilette ’, 1923, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘ La Toilette ’, 1923, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘ La Toilette ’, 1923, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Printed by : Charlot Freres, Paris
Note: In the summer of 1918, Picasso married Olga Khokhlova, a ballerina with Sergei Diaghilev's troupe, for whom Picasso was designing a ballet. Their first child, Paulo, was born in 1921 and the artist gloried in being a father for the first time. This is part of a series of lithographs made when Paulo was about 2 years of age. The woman depicted does not resemble Olga but the idea of fatherhood and children doubtless provoked the making of this and it’s companion works.
Condition: In good condition.
Public Collections: Kunstmuseum, Berne

Publisher: D H Kahnweiller, Galerie Simon, Paris

References:
Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, catalogue de l'oeuvre gravé et lithographié, 4 vol. Berne: Kornfeld and Klipstein. 1968-1979. Bloch 65
Mallen, Enrique, ed. Online Picasso Project. Sam Houston State University.
1997-2016. (23:051)
Spies, Werner, ed. Picassos Welt der Kinder (Kunstsammlung
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf, 9 September - 3 Dezember, 1995; Staatsgalerie
Stuttgart, 16 Dezember - 10 März, 1996). New York: Prestel. 1996. (Spies 76)
Weisner, Ulrich, ed. Picassos Klassizismus: Werke 1914-1934
(Kunsthalle, Bielefeld, 17 April - 31 Juli, 1988). Stuttgart: Cantz. 1988. (84)

Buchholz Gallery, USA

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