Pablo Picasso - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, April 18, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Marina Picasso inkstamp on the reverse (Lugt 3698)
    Erika Meyerovich Fine Arts, Mill Valley, California

  • Literature

    Fernand Mourlot 182
    Felix Reuße 525
    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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Vénus et l ́amour (d'après Cranach), 1ère variation (Venus and Love, after Cranach) 1st variation (M. 182)

Lithograph, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 25 3/8 x 12 5/8 in. (64.5 x 32.1 cm)
S. 25 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (64.8 x 49.5 cm)

Signed with initials by the printer, Fernand Mourlot, and numbered 3/6 in pencil on the reverse (the edition was 50 and 5 artist's proofs), with the Collection Marina Picasso inkstamp on the reverse, framed.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $12,700

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 18 - 20 April 2023