Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Frère mendiant: Guinée. Le mont d'or (B. 883; Ba. 1010)’, 1958, Sotheby's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Frère mendiant: Guinée. Le mont d'or (B. 883; Ba. 1010)’, 1958, Sotheby's

A proof aside from the book edition of 54, illustration VIII for La Frère Mendiant o Libro del Conocimiento, on Japan paper, printed by Lacourière-Frélaut, Paris.

plate: 312 by 121 mm 12 3/8 by 4 3/4 in
sheet: 410 by 206 mm 16 1/8 by 8 1/8 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

Exhibition Highlights

2018
Montreal,
Face to Face: from Yesterday to Today, Non-Western Art and Picasso
2017
Paris,
Picasso 1932. Année érotique