Pablo Picasso, ‘Le gros pigeon’, 1947, Print, Lithograph on Arches wove paper, Christie's
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Pablo Picasso

Le gros pigeon, 1947

Lithograph on Arches wove paper
19 3/5 × 25 7/10 in
49.8 × 65.3 cm
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Signed in red crayon, indistinctly numbered 50/50 (there …

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Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
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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.

Pablo Picasso, ‘Le gros pigeon’, 1947, Print, Lithograph on Arches wove paper, Christie's
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SPANISH COLLECTION

Signed in red crayon, indistinctly numbered 50/50 (there were also six proofs for the artist and printer), the full sheet, with light-, mount and time staining, the signature faded, soft handling creases in the margins, framed
Image 400 x 510 mm., Sheet 498 x 653 mm.

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Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
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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.

Pablo Picasso

Le gros pigeon, 1947

Lithograph on Arches wove paper
19 3/5 × 25 7/10 in
49.8 × 65.3 cm
Bidding closed
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