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

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  • Provenance

    Christie's London, Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints, 17 Sept 2009, lot 88

  • Literature

    Georges Bloch 226
    Brigitte Baer 440

  • 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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Garçon et dormeuse à la chandelle (Boy and Sleeping Woman by Candlelight), plate 26 from La Suite Vollard

Etching, engraving and aquatint, on Montval paper watermarked Montgolfier, with full margins.
I. 23.5 x 29.5 cm (9 1/4 x 11 5/8 in.)
S. 38.1 x 50.2 cm (15 x 19 3/4 in.)

Signed in pencil, from the deluxe edition of 50 with larger margins (the standard edition was 260 with smaller margins), numbered '385' in the Henri Petiet inventory system lower left corner, printed by Roger Lacourière, published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris, 1939, framed.

£15,000 - 20,000 ‡♠

Sold for £16,250

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 24 January 2019