Pablo Picasso, ‘Visage’, 1960, Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Visage’, 1960, Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Visage’, 1960, Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Visage’, 1960, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Non-archival tape placed directly on plate when used in mounting the plate; spot on center left and center right of the plate where it appears the plate is pressing up against the plexiglass. Mounted and framed.

Signature: Stamped, marked and numbered 'Madoura Plein Feu/Empreinte Originale de Picasso/C 109/Exemplaire Editeur'

Ramié, 321

About Pablo Picasso

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.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France

Exhibition Highlights

Face to Face: from Yesterday to Today, Non-Western Art and Picasso
Picasso 1932. Année érotique