Pablo Picasso - 20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale Hong Kong Saturday, May 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Georges Bloch, Picasso 1904-1967: Catalogue of the Printed Graphic Work, Bern, 1968, no.139
    Brigitte Baer, Picasso the Engraver: 1900-1942, London, 1997, no.205

  • Artist Biography

    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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Femme nue devant une statue (Naked Woman in Front of a Statue)

signed and numbered 'Picasso 205' lower right and left respectively
etching on Montval paper with full margins
image: 31.4 x 22.5 cm. (12 3/8 x 8 7/8 in.)
sheet: 44.8 x 34 cm. (17 5/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Executed in 1931, this work is number 205 from an edition of 260 (there was also an edition of 50 with wide margins), printed by Roger Lacourière and published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris in 1939.

HK$60,000 - 100,000 

Sold for HK$125,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale

Hong Kong Auction 26 May 2019