Pablo Picasso, ‘Le Repas Frugal’, 1904, Print, Etching on Van Gelder paper, Christie's
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Pablo Picasso

Le Repas Frugal, 1904

Etching on Van Gelder paper
25 3/4 × 20 in
65.4 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 250
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A very good impression of the second (final) state, from the edition of 250 (there was also an …

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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 Repas Frugal’, 1904, Print, Etching on Van Gelder paper, Christie's
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A very good impression of the second (final) state, from the edition of 250 (there was also an edition of 27 or 29 on Japon paper), published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1913, with wide margins, generally in good condition
Image: 18 ¼ x 14 ¼ in. (463 x 361 mm.)
Sheet: 25 ¾ x 20 in. (654 x 508 mm.)

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Le …

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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 Repas Frugal, 1904

Etching on Van Gelder paper
25 3/4 × 20 in
65.4 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 250
.
Bidding closed
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