Pablo Picasso, ‘Weeping Woman in Front of a Wall’, 1937, Christopher-Clark Fine Art

Original aquatint, drypoint and scraper printed in black ink on Auvergne laid paper bearing the “Richard de Bas” watermark

Signed with the artist’s estate stamp signature in black ink in the margin lower right, dated in the plate (in reverse) upper right.

A superb impression of Geiser/Baer’s second and final state, from the edition of 50, numbered in pencil in the margin lower left (there were 15 additional épreuves d’artiste, foran overall edition of 65). One of 45 subjects from the Caisse à Remourds suite, published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, 1980; printed at Atelier Lacourière-Frélaut by Jacques Frélaut, Paris, 1961.

Catalog: Bloch 302; Baer 630 II.B.b.1.

Sheet Size: 20 x 15 ¾ inches

In excellent condition, printed on a sheet with full margins and deckled edges.

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