L'Atelier de Cannes (Cannes Studio) (cover for Ces peintres nos amis vol. II)

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    Georges Bloch 794
    Fernand Mourlot 279

  • 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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L'Atelier de Cannes (Cannes Studio) (cover for Ces peintres nos amis vol. II)

1958
Lithograph in colours, on Arches paper, the full sheet.
S. 43.9 x 31.9 cm (17 1/4 x 12 1/2 in.)
From the unsigned edition of 250 first produced in 1956 as a frontispiece for the book Dans l'atelier de Picasso, this impression used as the cover of the volume Ces Peintres Nos Amis Vol. II, with the colours reworked by the artist, printed and published in 1960 by Mourlot, Paris, unframed.

Estimate
£1,500 - 2,000 ‡ ♠

sold for £2,500

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London Auction 19 January 2017