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Pablo Picasso

Visage larvé (Hidden Face), 1956-1957

Repoussé silver plate, contained in the original wooden presentation box with blue velvet lining and accompanying certificate of authenticity from Pierre Hugo
16 3/10 in diameter
41.3 cm diameter
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Impressed 'Picasso' and numbered 10/20 (there were also 2 artist's proofs and 2 …

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Impressed 'Picasso' and numbered 10/20 (there were also 2 artist's proofs and 2 author's proofs), with the French assay marks for silver and the silversmiths' mark and registration numbers '1424' and '2404' impressed on the underside, executed by Atelier François and Pierre Hugo, …

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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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Impressed 'Picasso' and numbered 10/20 (there were also 2 artist's proofs and 2 …

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Impressed 'Picasso' and numbered 10/20 (there were also 2 artist's proofs and 2 author's proofs), with the French assay marks for silver and the silversmiths' mark and registration numbers '1424' and '2404' impressed on the underside, executed by Atelier François and Pierre Hugo, …

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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

Visage larvé (Hidden Face), 1956-1957

Repoussé silver plate, contained in the original wooden presentation box with blue velvet lining and accompanying certificate of authenticity from Pierre Hugo
16 3/10 in diameter
41.3 cm diameter
Bidding closed
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