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Pablo Picasso

Maison close: Le Chocolat. II (Baer 922i/iii), 1955

Rare sugar-lift aquatint, etching and engraving
17 7/10 × 25 2/5 in
45 × 64.5 cm
Edition of 7
This is part of a limited edition set.
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A fine, dark and richly-inked impression of this extremely scarce print from the first state, from …

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A fine, dark and richly-inked impression of this extremely scarce print from the first state, from the edition of 7, with the Marina Picasso stamp verso, on Arches wove paper, with full margins, 450 x 645 mm (17 5/8 x 25 3/8 in) (unframed).

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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.

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A fine, dark and richly-inked impression of this extremely scarce print from the first state, from …

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A fine, dark and richly-inked impression of this extremely scarce print from the first state, from the edition of 7, with the Marina Picasso stamp verso, on Arches wove paper, with full margins, 450 x 645 mm (17 5/8 x 25 3/8 in) (unframed).

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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

Maison close: Le Chocolat. II (Baer 922i/iii), 1955

Rare sugar-lift aquatint, etching and engraving
17 7/10 × 25 2/5 in
45 × 64.5 cm
Edition of 7
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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