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Pablo Picasso

Sueño y Mentira de Franco I & II, 1937

Two etchings with aquatint on Montval laid paper
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With the accompanying poem by the artist, each with the stamped signature (as issued), numbered …

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With the accompanying poem by the artist, each with the stamped signature (as issued), numbered 41/850 (there were also editions of thirty on Japon ancien and 150 on Chine), published by the artist, Paris, 1937, the full sheets, with deckle edges on three sides, discoloration in the lower left margin and at the sheet …

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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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With the accompanying poem by the artist, each with the stamped signature (as issued), numbered …

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With the accompanying poem by the artist, each with the stamped signature (as issued), numbered 41/850 (there were also editions of thirty on Japon ancien and 150 on Chine), published by the artist, Paris, 1937, the full sheets, with deckle edges on three sides, discoloration in the lower left margin and at the sheet …

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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

Sueño y Mentira de Franco I & II, 1937

Two etchings with aquatint on Montval laid paper
Bidding closed
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