Pablo Picasso - Modern and Contemporary Editions New York Sunday, November 15, 2009 | Phillips

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    Georges Bloch 193; Brigitte Baer 352

  • 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 endormi contemple par une Femme, plate 86 from La Suite Vollard

Etching, on wove paper watermark `Picasso', with full margins (deckle on all sides),
I. 7 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. (19.4 x 26.7 cm);
S. 13 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (34.3 x 45.1 cm)

signed in pencil, from the edition of 260 (there was also an edition of 50 with wide margins), published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, minor surface soiling and a few soft handling creases, a very pale foxmark at the upper figure's shoulder, pale mat and time staining, a minute accretion at the lower right sheet edge, otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $11,875

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York