Pablo Picasso - Evening & Day Editions London Monday, June 14, 2021 | Phillips
  • Literature

    Georges Bloch 267-272
    Brigitte Baer 387-392
    Patrick Cramer books 24

  • Catalogue Essay

    Including Serment des femmes (The Oath of the Women); Couple et enfant (Couple and Infant); Cinésias et Myrrhine (Cinesias and Myrrhine); Deux vieillards et Voilier (Two Men and a Sailboat); Accord entre les guerriers de Sparte et d'Athènes (The Reconciliation of the Spartans and Athenians); and Le festin (The Banquet).

  • 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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Lysistrata (Bl. 267-272, Ba. 387-392, C. 24)

The complete book containing six etchings (one with drypoint), on BFK Rives paper, with full margins, with text, title page, reproductions and justification, the sheets bound (as issued) within the original paper-covered boards.
30 x 24 x 2 cm (11 3/4 x 9 1/2 x 3/4 in.)
Signed in pencil and numbered '9' in brown crayon on the justification, from the book edition of 1500 (there was also a deluxe edition of 132 signed, loose impressions with wide margins), published by The Limited Editions Club, New York.

£2,500 - 3,500 ‡♠

Sold for £3,024

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 14 - 15 June 2021