Pablo Picasso - Evening & Day Editions New York Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    John Anderson (1907-1999), artist/photographer
    By descent to the present owner

  • Literature

    Georges Bloch 95
    Brigitte Baer 243
    Fernand Mourlot 23
    Patrick Cramer books 16
    Felix Reuße 24
    Deborah Wye, A Picasso Portfolio: Prints from the Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2010, no. 93, illustration of another example p. 122 and the front cover.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Picasso is one of the first monographs on the artist's work and all the more valuable because it gives not only an artistic evaluation of Picasso's oeuvre, but also copious biographical details concerning the artist's friendships, travels, and exhibitions as well as the circumstances under which a great many works were created. The classical drawing of Marie-Thérèse's face is one of the first portraits Picasso created of her and quite rare to still find included within the volume.

  • 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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Visage de Marie-Thérèse, with book 'Picasso' by André Level

The rare and deluxe copy of the book with frontispice lithograph, Visage de Marie-Thérèse, still bound (as issued) on Japanese paper, with full margins,
10 1/2 x 7 5/8 in. (26.7 x 19.4 cm)
the lithograph signed and numbered 154/200 in pencil (from the total edition of 275 copies bound into the book), published by G. Crès & Cie, Paris, with 80 reproductions and original tissue interleaving, imitation parchment jacket with lettering on the front and back covers and spine.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $50,000

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 28 October 2014 11am & 5:30pm