Pablo Picasso, ‘Portrait de Jacqueline aux Cheveux lisses’, 1962, John Szoke

Group of 8 linocuts printed in beige, yellow, red, blue, and black on Arches paper with Arches watermark
Working proofs from the first four states of the image
Each proof is inscribed in pencil by Hidalgo Arnéra, bottom recto, and stamped "Imprimerie Arnéra Archives / Non Signé" in ink, verso
Printed by Hidalgo Arnéra, 1962
Image: 25 x 20 7/8 inches
Sheet: 29 1/2 x 24 7/16 inches

(Bloch 1066) (Baer 1302)

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