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    Georges Bloch 1782; Brigitte Baer 1799 A

  • 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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Raphaël et la Fornarina VII: le Pape est là assis, pl. 302, from 347 Series

1968
Etching, on Rives paper, with full margins,
I. 11 1/2 x 20 1/4 in. (29.2 x 51.4 cm)
S. 17 5/8 x 23 3/8 in. (44.8 x 59.4 cm)

with the artist’s stamped signature, annotated ‘epreuve-avant-acierage’ (before steel facing) in pencil (one of five proofs before steel facing, the bevelling of the plate and printed with plate tone, prior to the edition of 50 and 17 artist's proofs), with the Marina Picasso ink stamp on the reverse, framed.

Estimate
$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $5,250

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