The National Gallery of Victoria has terminated its relationship with Wilson Security following criticism of the security contractor.
Property Sold to Benefit the Dubin Breast Center at the Mount Sinai Health System
All images: various sizes
All sheets: 12 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (32.7 x 25.1 cm)
Signature: All annotated with their respective Mourlot numbers in pencil in the lower right corner (Mourlot calls for only four proofs of each except Flowers in a Glass No. 6 (M. 98) with ten proofs, Small Pot of Flowers (M. 92) and Flowers in a Glass No. 5 (M. 97) there were editions of 50 on Japanese paper for the book Dans l'atelier de Picasso, (M. 98) the edition was 2500 as a frontispiece for volume II of Picasso Lithographs, the others were never editioned), printed by Mourlot, Paris, including two impressions of Flowers in a Glass No. 6 (M. 98), all framed.
Fernand Mourlot 92-99
Georges Bloch 448-450 (five not listed)
see Patrick Cramer books 60 and 88
Felix Reuße 221-230
Christie's, New York, Picasso Lithographs: Themes and Variations, April 28, 2003, lots 83 and 84
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
A £112.7 Million Picasso spending spree buoyed big sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in London.
The French High Court annulled the conviction of Pablo Picasso’s electrician and his wife, who possessed 271 works allegedly stolen from the artist.