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Pablo Picasso

[Tête de femme], 1945

Ink drawing on the title page from André Level's *Picasso*, 1928.
10 2/5 × 7 1/10 in
26.4 × 18.1 cm
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Phillips

S. 10 3/8 x 7 1/8 in. (26.4 x 18.1 cm)

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The dedication is to James Lord, an …

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S. 10 3/8 x 7 1/8 in. (26.4 x 18.1 cm)

From the Catalogue:
The dedication is to James Lord, an American writer and friend of Picasso's who wrote Picasso and Dora, 1993. He also wrote a biography of Alberto Giacometti in 1985 the result of 15 years' work.
—Courtesy of Phillips

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Signed, dated, inscribed 'Paris 24 août 1945' and dedicated 'pour Lord' in ink, framed.
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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About the work
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Phillips

S. 10 3/8 x 7 1/8 in. (26.4 x 18.1 cm)

From the Catalogue:
The dedication is to James Lord, an …

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S. 10 3/8 x 7 1/8 in. (26.4 x 18.1 cm)

From the Catalogue:
The dedication is to James Lord, an American writer and friend of Picasso's who wrote Picasso and Dora, 1993. He also wrote a biography of Alberto Giacometti in 1985 the result of 15 years' work.
—Courtesy of Phillips

Signature
Signed, dated, inscribed 'Paris 24 août 1945' and dedicated 'pour Lord' in ink, framed.
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 femme], 1945

Ink drawing on the title page from André Level's *Picasso*, 1928.
10 2/5 × 7 1/10 in
26.4 × 18.1 cm
Bidding closed
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