Pablo Picasso, ‘Nu Allongé’, 1950, Fromkin Fine Art
Pablo Picasso, ‘Nu Allongé’, 1950, Fromkin Fine Art

Signature: Signed, inscribed "Vallauris" and dated 4.9.50 in black on verso

Milan, Palazzo Marina alla Scala, Picasso: La Collection Nascosta, October 1996
Seoul, KED Museum, Picasso: The Hidden Collection, October 1997
Vienna, Kunsthaus, Picasso: Die Verbogene Sammlung, August 1998

Maurice and Jacqueline Bresnu, Mougins (acquired from the artist) Christie's Twentieth Century Works on Paper, New York, November 19, 1998, lot 513
Private Collection
Maya Widmaier Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work, January 23, 1994

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