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  • Provenance

    Sotheby’s, Prints, New York, November 5, 1992, lot 335

  • Literature

    Georges Bloch 204
    Bernard Geiser and Brigitte Baer 384/IV/B/d

  • Catalogue Essay

    …The bull and horse seem to assume male and female roles. The frenzy is typical of Picasso’s work in the 1930’s, when his personal life as increasingly fraught…the thrown [female] bullfghter has the features of Picasso’s lover Marie-Thérèse Walter. If the charging bull symbolizes the artist, and the tortured horse represents his wife Olga, the painful triangle of Picasso’s life at the time is fully portrayed.
    Deborah Wye, A Picasso Portfolio, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010, pp. 64-5

  • 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

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Morte au Soleil, IV (Death in the Sun) or Corrida. Femme torero blessée. III (Wounded Female Bullfighter), plate 13 from La suite Vollard

1933
Drypoint, etching and scraper printed with plate tone, on Montval watermark Picasso, with full margins (deckle on three sides),
I. 7 3/4 x 10 7/8 in (19.7 x 27.6 cm)
S. 13 3/8 x 17 1/2 in (34 x 44.5 cm)

signed in pencil, from the edition of 260 (there were also 50 on larger paper), published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, printed by Roger Lacourière, 1939, the palest light- and time staining, occasional very pale stains in the margins near the sheet edges, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

Estimate
$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $8,750

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