Pablo Picasso - Evening & Day Editions London Wednesday, June 7, 2023 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Michael, Los Angeles
    Acquired directly from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Fernand Mourlot 151
    Felix Reuße 453

  • 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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Portrait de jeune fille (Portrait of a Young Girl) (M. 151, R. 453)

Lithograph, on Arches paper, with full margins.
I. 39.9 x 29.9 cm (15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in.)
S. 41 x 32.3 cm (16 1/8 x 12 3/4 in.)

An unsigned impression, one of five trial proofs (there was no published edition), framed.

£5,000 - 7,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 7 - 8 June 2023