Prints & Photography Online Auction

September 21, 2017

LOT 141

Lot 141

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Lot 141 Details
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973), Spanish


Etching and aquatint on BFK Rives paper; signed and numbered 30/50 in pencil to margin. There were also 15 artist’s proofs. Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris.
Image/Sheet 15.5" x 22" — 39.4 x 55.9 cm.; 19.75" x 25.5" — 50.2 x 64.8 cm.

Estimate $3,000-$4,000

Realised: $4,687.50
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
  • Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
  • Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Private Collection, Toronto


The father of Modern Art, Pablo Picasso, is one of few artists who mastered multiple artistic mediums beyond the realm of painting. Later in his career, he delved into the world of printmaking. These prints capture his sensitivity as an artist, a keen observer of the fairer sex and the power between an artist and his muses. The latter aptly defines both subjects in Peintre à son chevalet avec deux femmes nues, 1966 and Dans L’atelier, 1966, lot 142. The energy, chemistry and mystery exemplified by flashes of the surreal are portrayed with gestural etching marks. A unique feature of both these prints is the black background and white foreground, resembling photographic negatives which add an other worldly and mythological presence.


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LOT 141

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  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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