Pablo Picasso, ‘Le frére mendiant o Libro del Conocimiento’, 1958-59, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Le frére mendiant o Libro del Conocimiento’, 1958-59, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Le frére mendiant o Libro del Conocimiento’, 1958-59, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Le frére mendiant o Libro del Conocimiento’, 1958-59, Christie's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Le frére mendiant o Libro del Conocimiento’, 1958-59, Christie's

En- and hors-texte, with title, justification and text in French and Spanish by Marcos Jimenez de la Espada and Pierre Margry, signed in red pencil on the title and justification page by the artist and the publisher, dedicated pour José Luis Galicia, a proof set aside from the edition of 54, published by Latitud Cuarenta y Uno, Paris, the full sheets, loose (as issued), in very good condition, within the original Auvergne paper wrappers and parchment folder with the first two drypoints printed on the front and back, within the original grey cloth-covered boards and slipcase (book).
Overall 450 x 350 x 45 mm.

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Bloch 876-897; Baer 1003-1018; Cramer Books 98

A gift from the publisher to the present owner.

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