Pablo Picasso, ‘Peintre chauve devant son chevalet, from: Le chef-d'oeuvre inconnu’, 1927, Christie's
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Pablo Picasso

Peintre chauve devant son chevalet, from: Le chef-d'oeuvre inconnu, 1927

Etching on Van Gelder Zonen wove paper
14 1/10 × 18 9/10 in
35.8 × 48.1 cm
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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, ‘Peintre chauve devant son chevalet, from: Le chef-d'oeuvre inconnu’, 1927, Christie's
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Signed in red ink, a proof aside from the edition of 99, published by A. Vollard, Paris, with margins, the signature faded, a pale brown stain at the upper right corner.
Plate 195 x 278 mm., Sheet 358 x 481 mm.

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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

Peintre chauve devant son chevalet, from: Le chef-d'oeuvre inconnu, 1927

Etching on Van Gelder Zonen wove paper
14 1/10 × 18 9/10 in
35.8 × 48.1 cm
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