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  • Provenance

    La rentrée du taureau: Sotheby’s, 19th and 20th Century and Contemporary Prints, New York, February 11, 1993, lot 212
    Deux petits taureaux: Sotheby’s, 19th and 20th Century and Contemporary Prints, New York, February 9, 1995, lot 292
    Scènes de corrida: Sotheby’s, Old Master, 19th and 20th Century Prints, New York, May 12, 1994, lot 563

  • Literature

    Georges Bloch 386, 1342 and see 1343
    Fernand Mourlot 10 and see 11
    Felix Reuße 113, 114 and see 116

  • 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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La rentrée du taureau; Deux petits taureaux; and Scènes de corrida: three working proofs

Five lithographs, on Arches, Velin Renage, and Chine papers, with margins,
rentrée I. 6 1/4 x 12 in (15.9 x 30.5 cm)
rentrée S. 15 x 12 1/2 in (38.1 x 31.8 cm)
petits I. 5 5/8 x 10 3/8 in (14.3 x 26.4 cm)
Petits S. 11 x 18 1/4 in (27.9 x 46.4 cm)
three I. various sizes
three S. approx. 19 x 24 in (48.3 x 61 cm)

rentrée du taureau signed and numbered 22/50 in pencil, deux petits taureaux one of 18 artist’s proofs, scènes de corrida three working proofs of unknown (possibly unique) edition size, which when printed all together form the image scènes corrida of which there is only one recorded proof, rentrée du taureau framed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $8,125

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Evening & Day Editions

New York 29 April 2013 10am & 6pm