Pablo Picasso - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Estate of the artist
    Marina Picasso (the artist’s granddaughter; acquired from the above in 1979)
    Her sale, Sotheby’s, London, February 5, 2016, lot 598
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • 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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Property from a Private Collection


Two works: (i-ii) Maternité

(i) numbered and dated “5.1.51. VII” lower left (ii) numbered and dated “5.1.51. VIII” lower left
pencil on paper
each 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (26.7 x 21 cm)
Executed on January 5, 1951.

These works are each accompanied by a certificate of authenticity issued by the Picasso Authentication Committee.

$70,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $107,100

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 19 May 2022