Pablo Picasso - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Christie's, London, Important Old Master and Modern Prints, 29 June 1989, lot 469

  • Literature

    Fernand Mourlot 138
    Felix Reuße 428

  • 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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Femme au fauteuil (d'après le noir) (The Armchair Woman, from the black)

Lithograph, on Arches paper, the full sheet.
I. 69.9 x 54.6 cm (27 1/2 x 21 1/2 in.)
S. 76.2 x 55.9 cm (30 x 22 in.)

A rare proof impression of the third state (of six), initialed 'fm' in pencil by the printer Fernand Mourlot and annotated 'Epreuve d'Exposition' on the reverse, inscribed '138, 3E' on the reverse and in the lower center margin on the front, one of six proofs reserved for the artist and printer (there was no edition of this state), framed.

£10,000 - 15,000 ‡♠

Sold for £10,000

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 24 January 2019