Pablo Picasso, ‘Le petit pot de fleurs (Small Pot of Flowers); and Fleurs dans un verre (Flowers in a Glass) Nos. 1-7’, 1947, Phillips

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

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