Pablo Picasso - Evening & Day Editions New York Monday, April 28, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Georges Bloch 199; Brigitte Baer 367Bd

  • Catalogue Essay

    ...just as the actors within these etchings seemed retrieved from the mythical youth of the race; for they are all classical figures, nude as the gods, with immortal lives lived in midsummer heat--a fellowship of Jovian sculptors, monsters, compliant models; the artist working, watching, or resting, the women embraced by the minotaur or gazing in hypnotized fascination at what the sculptor has wrought. Sometimes, having fallen asleep, they join in the mating of oblivion and vigilance. Leo Steinberg Picasso's Sleepwatchers, Other Criteria, Oxford University Press, 1972, pp. 96-97.

  • 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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Minotaure et jeune femme enlacés rêvant sous une fenêtre (Minotaure and Young Woman Embracing Under a Window), plate 91, from La suite Vollard

Etching, on Montval paper with watermark Picasso, with full margins,
I. 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (19.1 x 26.7 cm)
S. 13 x 17 3/8 in. (33 x 44.1 cm)

signed in pencil (from the edition of 260 and 50 artist's proofs), published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, unframed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $11,250

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