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Pablo Picasso, ‘Plate 7, from: El Entierro del Conde de Orgaz’, 1966, Christie's

A rare proof impression before the plate was bevelled and steel-faced, one of only three such proofs, before the unsigned edition of 263 impressions and the signed edition of 12 on japon nacré, the full sheet, a deckle edge below, some pale time staining, otherwise in good condition
Plate 219 x 322 mm., Sheet 281 x 380 mm.

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Bloch 1472; Baer 1383A; see Cramer Books 146

Marina Picasso (B. 1951), Geneva, New York and Cannes (Lugt 3698).
With Jan Krugier Gallery, New York (their label with inventory no. 27655 on the back of frame).

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