Pablo Picasso - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Georges Bloch 225
    Bernhard Geiser and Brigitte Baer 437/IV/B/d

  • Catalogue Essay

    This image is used on the cover of Brigitte Baer's Volume II of the catalogue raisonné, Picasso Peintre-Graveur, and is also known by the title Blind Minotaur Guided by a Young Girl in the Night.

  • 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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Minotaure aveugle guidé par Marie-Thérèse au pigeon dans une nuit étoilée (Blind Minotaur Guided Through a Starry Night by Marie-Thérèse with a Pigeon), plate 97, from La suite Vollard

Aquatint, scraper, drypoint and engraving, on Montval paper watermark Vollard, with full margins (deckle on three sides), the fourth (final) state,
I. 24.8 x 34.6 cm (9 3/4 x 13 5/8 in.)
S. 34.1 x 44.7 cm (13 3/8 x 17 5/8 in.)

signed in pencil, from the edition of 260 (there we also 50 on larger paper), published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, printed by Roger Lacourière, 1939, framed.

£50,000 - 70,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £52,500

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auctions 12 June 2014 2pm & 6pm