Pablo Picasso, ‘LE PEINTRE ET SON MODÈLE’, 1928, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Series: An example from the edition of 500, numbered on the publisher’s label on the verso (due to the scarcity of these tapestries it is suspected that the edition was never fully realized). Adapted from the artist’s oil on canvas of the same title of February, 1928, currently in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Signature: Bearing the signature and date in the design lower left Picasso / 1928.

Manufacturer: Manufactured by Desso, the Netherlands, 1994, under license from the “Succession Picasso,” Delfotex/Tapiland, Spain, copyrighted by SPADEM (Sociètè de la Propriètè Artistiques et des Dessins et Modèles), bearing the Desso label verso.

Catalog: cf. Zervos VIII, 143; Picasso Project 28-014.

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