Pablo Picasso, ‘The Fall of Icarus’, 1972, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Pablo Picasso

The Fall of Icarus, 1972

Etching and drypoint
14 3/8 × 19 15/16 in
36.5 × 50.6 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Christopher-Clark Fine Art
San Francisco

Original etching with drypoint and scraper printed in black ink on BFK Rives wove paper

Hand-signed …

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, ‘The Fall of Icarus’, 1972, Christopher-Clark Fine Art
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Original etching with drypoint and scraper printed in black ink on BFK Rives wove paper

Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Picasso.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 125, numbered in pencil in the margin lower left. Published by Albert Skira, Geneva, 1972, to illustrate the …

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

The Fall of Icarus, 1972

Etching and drypoint
14 3/8 × 19 15/16 in
36.5 × 50.6 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
San Francisco
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