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    Georges Bloch 1780
    Brigitte Baer 1797 Bb

  • 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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Raphaël et la Fornarina V: avec voyeur écartant le rideau (Raphael and Fornarina, With Voyeur Pulling Back the Curtain), pl. 300, from 347 Series (Bl. 1780, Ba. 1797)

1968
Etching, on Rives paper, with full margins.
I. 16 1/4 x 19 1/2 in. (41.3 x 49.5 cm)
S. 22 1/4 x 25 1/4 in. (56.5 x 64.1 cm)

Signed and numbered 26/50 in pencil (there were also 17 artist's proofs), published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, 1969, framed.

Estimate
$2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for $5,292

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021