Faune dévoilant une femme (Faun Revealing a Woman), plate 27, from La Suite Vollard

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  • Provenance

    Alan Cristea Gallery, London

  • Literature

    Brigitte Baer 609
    Georges Bloch 230

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Art is never chaste” Picasso to Brassai, 1945


    Jupiter and Antiope is the most powerfully erotic etching of Rembrandt's late period. Rembrandt created approximately 290 etchings, many postcard-size or smaller, depicting landscapes, portraits, and biblical, mythological, and genre scenes. Jupiter and Antiope is one of only a handful of his prints illustrating explicitly sexual content.

  • Artist Bio

    Pablo Picasso

    Spanish • 1881 - 1973

    One of the most dominant and influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso was a master of endless reinvention. While significantly contributing to the movements of Surrealism, Neoclassicism and Expressionism, he is best known for pioneering the groundbreaking movement of Cubism alongside fellow artist Georges Braque in the 1910s. In his practice, he drew on African and Iberian visual culture as well as the developments in the fast-changing world around him.

    Throughout his long and prolific career, the Spanish-born artist consistently pushed the boundaries of art to new extremes. Picasso's oeuvre is famously characterized by a radical diversity of styles, ranging from his early forays in Cubism to his Classical Period and his later more gestural expressionist work, and a diverse array of media including printmaking, drawing, ceramics and sculpture as well as theater sets and costumes designs. 

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Faune dévoilant une femme (Faun Revealing a Woman), plate 27, from La Suite Vollard

1936
Etching and aquatint, on Montval laid paper with watermark Vollard, with full margins.
I. 12 3/8 x 16 3/8 in. (31.4 x 41.6 cm)
S.13 3/8 x 17 5/8 in. (34 x 44.8 cm)

Signed in pencil, from the edition of 260 (there was also an edition of 50 with wider margins), printed by Roger Lacourière, published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1939, framed.

Estimate
$40,000 - 60,000 

sold for $47,500

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