Pablo Picasso, ‘The Lady (Maquette)’, ca. 1967, Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction
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Pablo Picasso

The Lady (Maquette), ca. 1967

Mixed media sculpture edition cor-ten steel.
6 7/10 × 3 1/2 × 4 4/5 in
17.1 × 8.9 × 12.1 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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Alpha 137 Gallery Gallery Auction

This maquette is based upon the original Chicago Picasso-a monumental sculpture by Pablo Picasso in …

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Copyright stamp and date on verso (back) of sculpture.
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American Bridge Company
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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This maquette is based upon the original Chicago Picasso-a monumental sculpture by Pablo Picasso in Chicago, Illinois. The sculpture, dedicated on August 15, 1967, in Daley Plaza in the Chicago Loop, is 50 feet tall and weighs 162 short tons. This scale model replica was made of corten steel by the American Bridge …

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Sculpture
Signature
Copyright stamp and date on verso (back) of sculpture.
Manufacturer
American Bridge Company
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 Lady (Maquette), ca. 1967

Mixed media sculpture edition cor-ten steel.
6 7/10 × 3 1/2 × 4 4/5 in
17.1 × 8.9 × 12.1 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
Bidding closed
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