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Pablo Picasso

Vallauris 1956 Toros (B. 1270), 1956

Linocut, Arches wove paper
39 × 25 7/10 in
99.1 × 65.4 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
CHF 12,500
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About the work
Provenance
Medium
Other
Condition
Good condition apart from occasional pale fox marks in the margins, two short nicks at the lower sheet edge, slight light-staining
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed in red pencil
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
Series
Vallauris
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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About the work
Provenance
Medium
Other
Condition
Good condition apart from occasional pale fox marks in the margins, two short nicks at the lower sheet edge, slight light-staining
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, signed in red pencil
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
Series
Vallauris
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

Vallauris 1956 Toros (B. 1270), 1956

Linocut, Arches wove paper
39 × 25 7/10 in
99.1 × 65.4 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
CHF 12,500
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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