Pablo Picasso, ‘Peintre À Son Chevalet Avec Deux Femmes Nues (Dans L’Atelier)’, 1966, Waddington's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Peintre À Son Chevalet Avec Deux Femmes Nues (Dans L’Atelier)’, 1966, Waddington's
Pablo Picasso, ‘Peintre À Son Chevalet Avec Deux Femmes Nues (Dans L’Atelier)’, 1966, Waddington's

Image/Sheet 15.5" x 22" — 39.4 x 55.9 cm.; 19.75" x 25.5" — 50.2 x 64.8 cm.

Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris

From the Catalogue:
The father of Modern Art, Pablo Picasso, is one of few artists who mastered multiple artistic mediums beyond the realm of painting. Later in his career, he delved into the world of printmaking. These prints capture his sensitivity as an artist, a keen observer of the fairer sex and the power between an artist and his muses. The latter aptly defines both subjects in Peintre à son chevalet avec deux femmes nues, 1966 and Dans L’atelier, 1966, lot 142. The energy, chemistry and mystery exemplified by flashes of the surreal are portrayed with gestural etching marks. A unique feature of both these prints is the black background and white foreground, resembling photographic negatives which add an other worldly and mythological presence.
Courtesy of Waddington's

Signature: signed and numbered 30/50 in pencil to margin

BLOCH, 1371; BAER, 1392

Private Collection, Toronto

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