Pablo Picasso, ‘Pablo Picasso by Zervos Catalogue of Works 1895–1972’, 1895-1972, Gagosian Shop

Presented in 9 linen slipcases; Original flexible binding with glassine jacket

10 1/4 x 12 15/16 inches (25.9 x 32.8 cm); Fully illustrated; 33 volumes in total; Entire set measures 44 15/16 inches (114 cm) wide

Printed in Italy; This edition is limited to 1000 in English + 200 H.C. And 250 French sets + 50 H.C.; Each edition is hand numbered inside every volume of every set.

Published by Cahiers d'Art, Paris, France

"Pablo Picasso par Christian Zervos," known by many simply as "the Zervos," remains the most trusted reference to the works of Picasso.

"The Zervos" is an extensive catalogue of Picasso’s paintings and drawings, presenting over 16,000 images in 33 volumes.

Prepared by Cahiers d’art founder Christian Zervos in direct collaboration with Picasso, the Zervos was published between 1932–1978.

The original catalogue, with corrections prepared in collaboration with the Picasso Administration, has never been before offered by Cahiers d'Art as a complete set, and is available in the original French and in English for the very first time in its history, completing the original vision of Zervos himself.

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