Pablo Picasso, ‘Rapt avec Celestine, ruffian, fille et seigneur avec son valet ’, 1968, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Rapt avec Celestine, ruffian, fille et seigneur avec son valet ’, 1968, Fairhead Fine Art Limited
Pablo Picasso, ‘Rapt avec Celestine, ruffian, fille et seigneur avec son valet ’, 1968, Fairhead Fine Art Limited

Printed by : Crommelynck Freres, Paris, France
Note: Plate 98 from the 347 series. The cancelled plate still exists.

Series: 347 etchings

Signature: signed in pencil

Publisher: Galerie Louis Leiris Gallery, Paris, France

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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