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  • Provenance

    Christie's, New York, April 28, 2003, Picasso Lithographs: Themes and Variations, lot 7

  • Literature

    Fernand Mourlot 7
    Felix Reuße 43-45

  • Catalogue Essay

    1st state. November 5th, 1945. Ink drawing executed on lithographic paper with scrapings and transferred to stone.

    2nd state. November 25th, 1945. The face has been entirely re-worked with a small paint brush.

    3rd state. December 2nd, 1945. The face has been cleared with a scraper. On the stone, the date remains November 5th, 1945.

    Picasso Lithographs, Fernand Mourlot

  • 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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Tête de jeune fille (Head of a Young Girl): Three states

1945
The complete set of three lithographs, on Arches paper, with full margins, the first, second and third (final) states,
I. 12 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. (32.1 x 24.4 cm)
S. 17 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. (43.8 x 32.4 cm)

all one of 18 proofs of each state (the print was not editioned), all with various state, date and reference information in pencil on the reverse, all framed.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $32,500

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