Pablo Picasso - Evening & Day Editions New York Friday, October 25, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Fernand Mourlot (studio inkstamp on reverse)
    Sotheby’s New York, Picasso Lithographs from the Mourlot Collection, November 14, 1994, lot 200
    Private Collection, New York, acquired from the above by the present owner.

  • Literature

    Fernand Mourlot 272
    Georges Bloch 780
    Felix Reuße 670

  • 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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Portrait de femme II (Portrait of a Woman II) (Jacqueline Roque)

Lithograph, on Arches paper, the full sheet.
S. 26 1/8 x 19 7/8 in. (66.4 x 50.5 cm)
With the 'Collection Mourlot' inkstamp on the reverse and also inscribed 'M272/Portrait de femme 2/pour Eric/FM' in green ink, one of six proofs (aside from the edition of 50), framed.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $45,000

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auction 25 October 2019