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Pablo Picasso

Tête de Faune, 1958

Soft ground etching and aquatint on japon nacré paper
21 5/8 × 17 in
54.9 × 43.2 cm
Edition 21/200
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Published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris

Condition Report: Moderate mat burns; moderate light and …

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Published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris

Condition Report: Moderate mat burns; moderate light and time staining to the verso; adhesive staining to the extreme edges of the sheet in the center left and center right. Matted and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 25 X 21.25 Inches

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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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Published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris

Condition Report: Moderate mat burns; moderate light and …

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Published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris

Condition Report: Moderate mat burns; moderate light and time staining to the verso; adhesive staining to the extreme edges of the sheet in the center left and center right. Matted and framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 25 X 21.25 Inches

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

Tête de Faune, 1958

Soft ground etching and aquatint on japon nacré paper
21 5/8 × 17 in
54.9 × 43.2 cm
Edition 21/200
Bidding closed
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