Pablo Picasso, ‘Pierre Reverdy, Cravates de chanvre, éditions Nord-Sud, Paris, 1922’, Print, The complete book of three etchings, with an additional canceled impression
of B. 46, on Imperial Japon paper, Christie's
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Pierre Reverdy, Cravates de chanvre, éditions Nord-Sud, Paris, 1922

The complete book of three etchings, with an additional canceled impression of B. 46, on Imperial Japon paper
9 1/10 × 6 1/2 in
23 × 16.5 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.

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of B. 46, on Imperial Japon paper, Christie's
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Initialed in ink by author on the justification page, copy 4 of 15 (one of 15 deluxe copies on this paper, the total edition was 132), with original paper wrappers, and modern half morocco purple slipcase and portfolio box. 9 x 6 ½ in. (230 x 165 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

Pierre Reverdy, Cravates de chanvre, éditions Nord-Sud, Paris, 1922

The complete book of three etchings, with an additional canceled impression of B. 46, on Imperial Japon paper
9 1/10 × 6 1/2 in
23 × 16.5 cm
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