Pablo Picasso - SEX Theme Sale London Thursday, March 18, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Georges Bloch 1954; Brigitte Baer 1963

  • 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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Deux Filles au Repos


Etching on wove paper.

Image: 22.9 × 30.8 cm (9 × 12 1/8 in); sheet: 36.2 × 45.7 cm (14 1/4 × 18 in).

With the artist’s stamped signature, numbered EA IX/XV in pencil (an artist’s proof) and with the Marina Picasso ink stamp on the reverse.

£1,500 - 2,000 

Sold for £2,500

SEX Theme Sale

19 March 2010