Pablo Picasso - Evening & Day Editions New York Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Purchased in Paris, late 1950's
    Private Collection, New York

  • Literature

    Georges Bloch 848
    Fernand Mourlot 311
    Felix Reuße 731

  • Catalogue Essay

    Black scarf – black hair – black pullover – black slacks – black oxfords: hazel-green tigress eyes. Barely five-feet tall. David Douglas Duncan

  • 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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Buste de femme au corsage blanc (Jacqueline de profil) (Bust of a Woman with White Bodice, Jacqueline in Profile)

Lithograph, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 27 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (69.9 x 49.5 cm)
S. 30 x 22 1/2 in. (76.2 x 57.2 cm)

Signed in blue crayon and numbered 23/50 in pencil (there were also a few artist's proofs), the first state of three (the second state was not printed and there were only a few artist's proofs of the third state), framed.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $52,500

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 23 April 2019