Pablo Picasso, ‘L'homme à la fraise’, 1963, Christie's

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE SPANISH COLLECTION

Signed in red and blue crayon, dedicated 'pour le Docteur Stéhelin/ son ami Picasso/ le 14 Juillet 1966', a proof aside from the edition of fifty, published by Galerie L. Leiris, the full sheet, a deckle edge below, some pale time staining, otherwise in good condition, framed
Image 535 x 405 mm., Sheet 625 x 443 mm.

From the Catalogue:
Dr. Stéhelin was Picasso's physician for many years.
—Courtesy of Christie's

Christie's Special Notice
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.

Bloch 1148; Baer 1320

Dr. Jean Stéhelin (died 1973), Paris, Cannes, a gift from the artist in 1966.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 30 June 1993, lot 635.

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