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Pablo Picasso

Tête de jeune fille, 1947

Lithograph, on Arches paper
24 9/10 × 19 3/5 in
63.2 × 49.9 cm
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOAN A. MENDELL

Mourlot's fourth (final) state, signed in …

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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, ‘Tête de jeune fille’, 1947, Christie's
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF JOAN A. MENDELL

Mourlot's fourth (final) state, signed in pencil, numbered 6/50 (there were also five artist's proofs), with wide margins, very pale mat staining, framed
Image: 19 ½ x 15 ¾ in. (495 x 400 mm.)
Sheet: 24 7/8 x 19. 5/8 in. (632 x 499 mm.)

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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

Tête de jeune fille, 1947

Lithograph, on Arches paper
24 9/10 × 19 3/5 in
63.2 × 49.9 cm
Bidding closed
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