Pablo Picasso - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 20, 2016 | Phillips
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    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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The complete set of 12 etchings (four with aquatint), on Rives BFK paper, with full margins, with accompanying text in French by Fernand Crommelynck,
31.4 x 41 cm (12 3/8 x 16 1/8 in.)
signed in pencil by the artist and author on the justification, example number 158 from the total edition of 200 (the first 30 of the edition included signed and numbered etchings printed on Richard-de-Bas paper with large margins, there were also 18 artist's proofs in Roman numerals), published by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris, the sheets loose (as issued), contained in original oxblood leather-covered portfolio with the title on the spine.

£5,000 - 7,000 ‡♠

Sold for £4,500

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London Auction 21 January 2016 2pm & 6pm