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Pablo Picasso, ‘Négre Portrait d'Aimé Césaire (Bloch 633)’, 1949, Forum Auctions
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Pablo Picasso

Négre Portrait d'Aimé Césaire (Bloch 633), 1949

Etching with drypoint
22 1/5 × 15 1/2 in
56.5 × 39.3 cm
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Signed in pencil, the edition was c.200, on Montval paper with the watermark 'Corps Perdu', …

Signed in pencil, the edition was c.200, on Montval paper with the watermark 'Corps Perdu', published by ditions Fragrance, Paris, a proof printed on a large sheet with the uncorrected title-page, with full margins, overall size 56.5 x 39.3 cm, 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, ‘Négre Portrait d'Aimé Césaire (Bloch 633)’, 1949, Forum Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Négre Portrait d'Aimé Césaire (Bloch 633)’, 1949, Forum Auctions
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About the work
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Signed in pencil, the edition was c.200, on Montval paper with the watermark 'Corps Perdu', …

Signed in pencil, the edition was c.200, on Montval paper with the watermark 'Corps Perdu', published by ditions Fragrance, Paris, a proof printed on a large sheet with the uncorrected title-page, with full margins, overall size 56.5 x 39.3 cm, unframed.

Please Note: This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale …

Medium
Print
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

Négre Portrait d'Aimé Césaire (Bloch 633), 1949

Etching with drypoint
22 1/5 × 15 1/2 in
56.5 × 39.3 cm
Bidding closed
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