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Pablo Picasso

Sable mouvant (Quicksand), 1966

The complete deluxe suite of 10 etching and aquatints, on Auvergne paper watermarked Picasso, with full margins, loose (as issued), title page and justification, all contained in the original linen-covered portfolio with slipcase
23 × 18 2/5 in
58.4 × 46.7 cm
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All images 15 1/8 x 10 7/8 in. (38.4 x 27.6 cm)
All sheets 23 x 18 3/8 in. (58.4 x 46.7 cm)

All …

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All images 15 1/8 x 10 7/8 in. (38.4 x 27.6 cm)
All sheets 23 x 18 3/8 in. (58.4 x 46.7 cm)

All signed and numbered X/X in pencil (there were also 50 in Arabic numerals and 20 in Roman numerals on Japanese paper, and a book edition of 255), printed by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris, published by Louis Broder, Paris.

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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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Phillips

All images 15 1/8 x 10 7/8 in. (38.4 x 27.6 cm)
All sheets 23 x 18 3/8 in. (58.4 x 46.7 cm)

All …

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All images 15 1/8 x 10 7/8 in. (38.4 x 27.6 cm)
All sheets 23 x 18 3/8 in. (58.4 x 46.7 cm)

All signed and numbered X/X in pencil (there were also 50 in Arabic numerals and 20 in Roman numerals on Japanese paper, and a book edition of 255), printed by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris, published by Louis Broder, Paris.

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Medium
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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

Sable mouvant (Quicksand), 1966

The complete deluxe suite of 10 etching and aquatints, on Auvergne paper watermarked Picasso, with full margins, loose (as issued), title page and justification, all contained in the original linen-covered portfolio with slipcase
23 × 18 2/5 in
58.4 × 46.7 cm
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