Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Peintre et son modele’, 1962, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Peintre et son modele’, 1962, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Edition: There was an edition of 10 on Japan Nacre paper. There were also: 20 copies on Arches wove paper. Our work comes from the unsigned suite of only 120 copies
Notes: This was part of a portfolio entitled “Regards sur Paris”. Ten writers - all members of the Academie Goncourt - contributed essays to this book which presents the different sights and scenes of Paris. Each text is illustrated by a different artist with 2 full page and 1 double page Lithograph. The author of the work, Pierre Dumouchelles, called Mac Orlan, was born in 1893 and particularly qualified to describe his city having lived in the “Bateau Levoir” from 1906 to 1912. The year he left Picasso also gave up his studio there. In 1962, half a century later, Picasso illustrated Mac Orlands text about their old quarter with three lithographs of which this example is one.
Printed by: Mourlot Freres, Paris, France

Publisher: Andre Sauret, Paris. From "Regards sur Paris".

Public Collections: Kunstmuseum Picasso, Münster. (Inv 839.354)

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Mourlot Sale, 2003 Lot 324

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