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Pablo Picasso

Le vieux roi (The Old King), 1963

Linocut in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins
29 1/2 × 24 1/2 in
74.9 × 62.2 cm
Edition 14/160 + 30AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Phillips

Image: 25 x 20 3/4 in. (63.5 x 52.7 cm)
Sheet: 29 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (74.9 x 62.2 cm)
Unframed

Image: 25 x 20 3/4 in. (63.5 x 52.7 cm)
Sheet: 29 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (74.9 x 62.2 cm)
Unframed

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered 14/160 in pencil (there were also 30 artist's proofs)
Publisher
Le Patriote, Nice
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.

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About the work
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Phillips

Image: 25 x 20 3/4 in. (63.5 x 52.7 cm)
Sheet: 29 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (74.9 x 62.2 cm)
Unframed

Image: 25 x 20 3/4 in. (63.5 x 52.7 cm)
Sheet: 29 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (74.9 x 62.2 cm)
Unframed

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed and numbered 14/160 in pencil (there were also 30 artist's proofs)
Publisher
Le Patriote, Nice
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 vieux roi (The Old King), 1963

Linocut in colors, on Arches paper, with full margins
29 1/2 × 24 1/2 in
74.9 × 62.2 cm
Edition 14/160 + 30AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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