Pablo Picasso, ‘L'Aubade, avec femme dans un fauteuil (Femme dans un fauteuil et guitariste): two prints (B. 917; Ba. 1232)’, 1959, Sotheby's
Pablo Picasso, ‘L'Aubade, avec femme dans un fauteuil (Femme dans un fauteuil et guitariste): two prints (B. 917; Ba. 1232)’, 1959, Sotheby's
Pablo Picasso, ‘L'Aubade, avec femme dans un fauteuil (Femme dans un fauteuil et guitariste): two prints (B. 917; Ba. 1232)’, 1959, Sotheby's
Pablo Picasso, ‘L'Aubade, avec femme dans un fauteuil (Femme dans un fauteuil et guitariste): two prints (B. 917; Ba. 1232)’, 1959, Sotheby's

Baer's I and II (of II), each stamped with artist's signature, state I a unique recorded proof in chocolate and caramel on heavy wove paper inscribed in pencil Premier Etat-[Unique] and dated '17.9.59' by the printer, state II inscribed in pencil épreuve d'essai [1/2], a trial proof aside from the numbered edition of 50, on Arches wove paper, printed by Arnéra, Vallauris (2 prints).

images approx.: 532 by 640 mm 20 7/8 by 25 1/8 in
sheet (state I): 596 by 798 mm 23 1/2 by 31 3/8 in; sheet (state II): 618 by 749 mm 24 3/8 by 29 1/2 in

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