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Pablo Picasso

Shells and Birds, 1946

Lithograph on wove paper
12 3/4 × 17 1/2 in
32.4 × 44.5 cm
Edition 26/50
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Condition Report: Heavy foxing spots through out the sheet; heavy light and time staining to the …

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Condition Report: Heavy foxing spots through out the sheet; heavy light and time staining to the sheet; adhesive skinning and discoloration to the corners of the verso. Tabbed along the upper edge, matted, and framed under acrylic.

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Signed and numbered in pencil along lower edge
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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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Condition Report: Heavy foxing spots through out the sheet; heavy light and time staining to the …

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Condition Report: Heavy foxing spots through out the sheet; heavy light and time staining to the sheet; adhesive skinning and discoloration to the corners of the verso. Tabbed along the upper edge, matted, and framed under acrylic.

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil along lower edge
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
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

Shells and Birds, 1946

Lithograph on wove paper
12 3/4 × 17 1/2 in
32.4 × 44.5 cm
Edition 26/50
Bidding closed
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