Pablo Picasso - Editions & Works on Paper New York Friday, July 24, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Unidentified collector’s stamp ‘dA’ in red oval on reverse (Fritz Lugt 4136)

  • Literature

    Fernand Mourlot 188
    Georges Bloch 675
    Felix Reuße 545
    see Christophe Czwiklitzer 6

  • Catalogue Essay

    Picasso was asked to make an image for a poster for a Franco-Italian Friendship Day in Nice. The first version was drawn with litho crayon, brush and gouache and transferred to a zinc plate. During the transferring, the gouache was thinned too much and unable to ink properly. Picasso then reworked the image on the zinc with additional litho crayon and ink creating this much stronger composition. This image was used for the final poster which was a smaller format and photographically printed.

  • 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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Jeunesse (Youth)

Lithograph, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 19 1/2 x 25 1/2 in. (49.5 x 64.8 cm)
S. 22 1/2 x 30 in. (57.2 x 76.2 cm)

Mourlot's second (final) state, signed and numbered 26/50 in pencil (there were also five artist's proofs), framed.

$25,000 - 35,000 

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 23 - 24 July 2020