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

    Marina PIcasso inkstamp (Lugt 3698)

  • Literature

    Georges Bloch 76
    Brigitte Baer 117

  • 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. 

    View More Works


Les Trois amies (The Three Friends)

Etching, on Japanese laid paper, with full margins.
I. 41.8 x 29.9 cm (16 1/2 x 11 3/4 in.)
S. 56.6 x 37.6 cm (22 1/4 x 14 3/4 in.)

Stamp with the artist's signature and inscribed 'épreuve d'essai avant aciérage' in pencil, one of 8 recorded proofs before steel-facing aside from the numbered edition of 150, printed by Louis Fort, published by Vollard, Paris, with the Marina Picasso inkstamp on the reverse, framed.

£5,000 - 7,000 ‡♠

Contact Specialist
Robert Kennan
Head of Editions, Europe
+44 207 318 4075

General Enquiries
+44 20 7318 4077

Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 24 January 2019