Pablo Picasso, ‘Tête de femme’, 24, DICKINSON

Signature: signed and dated lower left 24.5./63./Picasso; dated verso 24.5.63 II; and inscribed on the stretcher with the initial K

Image rights: © Simon C Dickinson Ltd

Paris, Galerie Louise Leiris, Picasso: Peintures 1962 – 1963, 15 Jan. – 15 Feb. 1964, no. 62.
Basel, Kunstmuseum Basel, Die Picassos sind da : Eine Retrospektive aus Basler Sammlungen, 17 March – 21 July 2013, no. 109.

M. Leiris, Picasso: Peintures 1962 – 1963, exh. cat., Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, 1964, p. 55, no. 62.
H. Parmelin, Picasso: Le peintre et son modèle, New York, 1965, p. 180.
C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Oeuvres de 1962 à 1963, vol. XXIII, Paris, 1971, no. 282 (illus. p. 131).
A. Wofsy, The Picasso Project: Picasso’s Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings & Sculpture, A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue. The Sixties 1: 1960 – 1963, 28 vols., San Francisco, 2002, no. 63-164 (illus. p. 381).
A. Haldemann, Die Picassos sind da!: Eine Retrospektive aus Basler Sammlungen, exh. cat., Kunstmuseum, Basel, 2013.

Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (no. 010593, ph.no.61261), acquired directly from the artist.
Private Collection, Switzerland, acquired from the above in 1964.

About Pablo Picasso

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.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France