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Pablo Picasso

Tête de jeune femme, 1947

Lithograph on paper
23 7/10 × 17 4/5 in
60.3 × 45.3 cm
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Skinner

Proof Outside of the Edition (Bloch, 458).
Image Size: 23.75 x 17.875 in. (60.3 x 45.3 cm), framed.

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Signature
Unsigned, dated "24Juin47" (reversed) within the matrix.
Publisher
(Bloch, 458)
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 jeune femme’, 1947, Skinner
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About the work
Provenance
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Skinner

Proof Outside of the Edition (Bloch, 458).
Image Size: 23.75 x 17.875 in. (60.3 x 45.3 cm), framed.

A photocopy of the invoice accompanies the lot, as does a certificate from Editions Mourlot.

Medium
Print
Signature
Unsigned, dated "24Juin47" (reversed) within the matrix.
Publisher
(Bloch, 458)
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
Follow

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 jeune femme, 1947

Lithograph on paper
23 7/10 × 17 4/5 in
60.3 × 45.3 cm
Bidding closed
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