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  • Provenance

    Sotheby's Impressionist & Modern Art, London, June 28, 2000, lot 259
    Maya Widmaier Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work, May 4, 2000.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work is drawn on the frontispiece for the art periodical Verve Vol. VII No 25 et 26

  • 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 NEW YORK COLLECTION

12

Tête d’homme barbu couronnée de feuilles

1957
Drawing in colored crayons, over Verve title page,
S. 13 7/8 x 10 3/8 in (35.2 x 26.4 cm)
signed, dated 'Cannes le 15.10.57' and inscribed 'Pour Mollica' in crayon, occasional soiling near the edges, in generally very good condition, framed.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $35,000

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