Pablo Picasso - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 20, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Master Graphics, New York City, 1969

  • Literature

    Georges Bloch 1242
    Brigitte Baer 1852

  • Catalogue Essay

    Howard Mendes was born in Brooklyn, lived in Hell’s Kitchen and passed away on his 85th birthday in July 2020. Howard had a distinguished career in commercial real estate investment and community lending. He was committed to community based planning and his involvement has long been felt throughout Manhattan. Howard served as officer and director on community boards such as New York City Citizens Housing and Planning Council, New York City Settlement Housing Fund, Midtown Manhattan New York City Community Board 5, the Hell’s Kitchen Neighborhood Association and the 14th Street Union Square Business Improvement District. He was an avid traveler collecting beautiful and eclectic works of art from around the world. Other works from his collection are Jackson Pollock lot 25, other Picasso lots 109 and 112, Louise Nevelson 183-184 and Josef Albers lot 201.

  • 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 the Estate of Howard Mendes, New York City


Carnaval 1967 "Clown et danseurs" (Carnival 1967 "Clown and Dancers") (Bl. 1242, Ba. 1852)

Linocut in colors, on Arches paper, with margins.
I. 25 1/8 x 20 3/4 in. (63.8 x 52.7 cm)
S. 29 1/2 x 24 3/8 in. (74.9 x 61.9 cm)

Signed and numbered 47/160 in pencil (there were probably 30 artist's proofs), published by Le Patriote, Nice, framed.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $10,080

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 20 - 22 April 2021