Pablo Picasso, ‘Le repos’, 1947, HELENE BAILLY GALLERY

Signature: Signed, dated and numbered with pencil lower right : Picasso 8 mai 1947 IV

Ninth Exhibition of Recent Acquisitions from Local Collections, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, September - October 1958, n°86. Label on the back.

Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Œuvres de 1946 à 1953, Tome 15, Cahiers d'art Editions, Paris, 1985, illustrated under the n°67, p.41.

Louise Leiris Gallery, Paris, n°06744. Label on the back.
Chalette Gallery, New-York. Label on the back.
Mr. et Mrs John Hallock Collection, Cincinnati.
Sale "Impressionist and Modern Paintings and Sculptures", Sotheby's, New York, May 21st, 1981, n°677.
Bertil Neuman Collection, Stockholm.

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