Pablo Picasso, ‘Les Déjeuners’, 1961, Ludorff

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Signature: Signed and dated „25.8.61.III“ Catalogue raisonné by Zervos 1968 vol. XX no. 129 The work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, issued by Louise Leiris, Paris on the 18th of May 1977.

Image rights: © Succession Picasso / VG-Bildkunst, Bonn 2018

Christian Zervos, „Pablo Picasso, Oeuvres de 1961 à 1962“, vol. 20, Paris 1968, plate 129; Douglas Cooper, „Pablo Picasso. Les Déjeuners“, Paris 1962, plate 142

The Artist's studio; Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (1977); Alberto Bellini Collection, Florence, Italy

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