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Pablo Picasso

Sculpteur, modèle couché et sculpture, from: La Suite Vollard, 1933

Etching on Montval laid paper
17 1/2 × 13 3/10 in
44.5 × 33.8 cm
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Watermarked Vollard, signed in pencil, from the edition of 260 (there was also an edition of fifty …

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Watermarked Vollard, signed in pencil, from the edition of 260 (there was also an edition of fifty with wider margins), published by A. Vollard, Paris, 1939, the full sheet, with deckle edges above and below, pale time, mount and backboard staining, otherwise in good condition, framed
Plate 267 x 194 mm., Sheet 445 x …

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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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Watermarked Vollard, signed in pencil, from the edition of 260 (there was also an edition of fifty …

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Watermarked Vollard, signed in pencil, from the edition of 260 (there was also an edition of fifty with wider margins), published by A. Vollard, Paris, 1939, the full sheet, with deckle edges above and below, pale time, mount and backboard staining, otherwise in good condition, framed
Plate 267 x 194 mm., Sheet 445 x …

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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

Sculpteur, modèle couché et sculpture, from: La Suite Vollard, 1933

Etching on Montval laid paper
17 1/2 × 13 3/10 in
44.5 × 33.8 cm
Bidding closed
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