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

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  • Provenance

    with the Marina Picasso inkstamp on the reverse

  • Literature

    Brigitte Baer 922 (this example illustrated); not in Georges Bloch

  • 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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Maison close: Le Chocolat II

Aquatint, etching, engraving and drypoint, on Arches paper, with full margins,
I. 17 3/4 x 25 1/2 in. (45.1 x 64.8 cm);
S. 22 5/8 x 30 1/8 in. (57.5 x 76.5 cm)

the first state of three, one of 7 rare proof impressions (there were 7 impressions of the first and second states and 6 impressions of the third state, there was no edition), printed by Roger Lacourière, Paris, soiling in the margins, pale mat staining, scattered pale foxmarks in the margins (primarily at the edges), otherwise in very good condition, framed.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $16,250

Modern and Contemporary Editions

15 Nov 2009
New York