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

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  • Literature

    Georges Bloch 531-568
    Brigitte Baer 797-838

  • 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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Carmen (Bl. 531-568, Ba. 797-838)

The complete set of 38 etchings, on Montval paper, with full margins, with justification and texts, the sheets loose (as issued), all contained in the original paper boards and matching slipcase.
slipcase 34.5 x 28 x 8 cm (13 5/8 x 11 x 3 1/8 in.)
Signed in pencil and stamp-numbered '126' in black ink on the justification, from the total edition of 320 (the edition included 11 copies on Japon paper in Roman numerals, and 20 copies on Montval paper lettered A to T), published by La Bibliothèque Française, Paris, all unframed.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £8,890

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 7 - 8 June 2023