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Pablo Picasso

Portrait de famille, quatre personnages dont trois assis, 1962

Lithograph on Arches wove paper
22 1/10 × 30 in
56.2 × 76.2 cm
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Signed in purple crayon, an unnumbered proof aside from the edition of fifty (there were a few …

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Signed in purple crayon, an unnumbered proof aside from the edition of fifty (there were a few proofs for the artist and printer), the full sheet, a deckle edge above and below, in very good condition, framed
Image 460 x 580 mm., Sheet 562 x 762 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.

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Signed in purple crayon, an unnumbered proof aside from the edition of fifty (there were a few …

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Signed in purple crayon, an unnumbered proof aside from the edition of fifty (there were a few proofs for the artist and printer), the full sheet, a deckle edge above and below, in very good condition, framed
Image 460 x 580 mm., Sheet 562 x 762 mm.

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Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de …

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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

Portrait de famille, quatre personnages dont trois assis, 1962

Lithograph on Arches wove paper
22 1/10 × 30 in
56.2 × 76.2 cm
Bidding closed
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