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Pablo Picasso

Vallauris 1960 Exposition, 1960

Linocut printed in black and pink on Arches wove paper
29 3/5 × 24 1/2 in
75.1 × 62.2 cm
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Signed in pencil, numbered 155/170 (there were also thirty artist's proofs), published by the …

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Signed in pencil, numbered 155/170 (there were also thirty artist's proofs), published by the Association des Potiers de Vallauris, with wide margins, presumably the full sheet, pale light-, mount and time staining, generally in good condition
Image 637 x 528 mm., Sheet 751 x 622 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.

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Signed in pencil, numbered 155/170 (there were also thirty artist's proofs), published by the …

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Signed in pencil, numbered 155/170 (there were also thirty artist's proofs), published by the Association des Potiers de Vallauris, with wide margins, presumably the full sheet, pale light-, mount and time staining, generally in good condition
Image 637 x 528 mm., Sheet 751 x 622 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

Vallauris 1960 Exposition, 1960

Linocut printed in black and pink on Arches wove paper
29 3/5 × 24 1/2 in
75.1 × 62.2 cm
Bidding closed
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