Vieux Peintre, Modèle et Spectateur (Old Painter, Model and Spectator), pl. 68 from Séries 347

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    Georges Bloch 1547
    Brigitte Baer 1564

  • 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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Vieux Peintre, Modèle et Spectateur (Old Painter, Model and Spectator), pl. 68 from Séries 347

1968
Etching, drypoint and scraper, on wove paper, with full margins.
I. 12.3 x 8.9 cm (4 7/8 x 3 1/2 in.)
S. 32.5 x 25 cm (12 3/4 x 9 7/8 in.)

Signed and numbered 44/50 in pencil (there were also 17 artist's proofs), published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, framed.

Estimate
£2,000 - 2,500 

sold for £4,750

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London Auction 19 January 2017