Pablo Picasso - 20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Rosengart, Lucerne
    Mrs. Brian Derek Mace (by 1961)
    Galerie Michael, Beverly Hills
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1996

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, UCLA Art Galleries, "Bonne Fête" Monsieur Picasso from Southern California Collectors, October 25 - November 12, 1961, no. 99 (titled as Homme couché et jeune fille accroupie)

  • Literature

    Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, vol. 15, Oeuvres de 1946 à 1953, Paris, 1965, no. 69, p. 41 (illustrated)

  • 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, Beverly Hills


Personnage endormi et femme accroupie (VIII)

signed, inscribed and dated "Picasso 8 mai 47 VIII" lower right
ink wash and pen on paper
20 x 25 7/8 in. (50.8 x 65.8 cm)
Executed on May 8, 1947.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $151,200

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New York
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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York 8 December 2020