Pablo Picasso - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Christie's London, Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints, 17 Sept 2009, lot 91
    Private Collection
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Fernand Mourlot 16

  • 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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Les Deux femmes nues (Two Nude Women)

Lithograph, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 25.6 x 34.5 cm (10 1/8 x 13 5/8 in.)
S. 32.6 x 44.4 cm (12 7/8 x 17 1/2 in.)

A rare proof impression, Mourlot's 5th state (of 18), one of 19 unsigned proofs reserved for the artist and printer (there was no edition of this state), printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris, unframed.

£8,000 - 12,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 23 January 2020