Current Inventory by Pablo Picasso

Le Couple

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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Le Couple, 1951, drypoint on chine volant, signed lower right margin and numbered (5/XI) lower left margin. References: Bloch 690, Baer 889. Presumably an impression of Baer’s 889 Bb before the edition of 400 included in the book Dons des Feminines. 8 1/2 x 6 5/8, the sheet 19 1/5 x 12 3/4 inches. In good condition except for extensive rippling in the (very wide) margins, probably resulting from the process of printing on this paper (not affecting the image), a printer’s crease at right, a reinforced thin spot verso in the margin. Full margins with archival […]

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Femme Nue a la Jambe Pliee

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Pablo Picasso (Spanish 1881 – 1973), Femme Nue a la Jambe Pliee, etching, 1931, signed in pencil; from the Suite Vollard (Bloch 141, Geiser 208), from the edition of 300. Printed by Lacouriere, Paris; published by Vollard, Paris, with the Picasso watermark. In excellent condition, with full margins, 12 3/8 x 8 3/4, the sheet 17 7/8 x 13 1/2 inches. A fine, clear impression. Although the nude is of course featured, a close inspection reveals another face, just to her right (see detailed photos).  Femme Nue is one of the earliest of the Suite Vollard etchings, done in a pure etching […]

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Nude, Model, Sculpture, Head

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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Sculpteurs, Model et Sculpture, etching, signed in pencil, 1933, from the Suite Vollard (Bloch 149, Baer 300), total edition of 310. In excellent condition, archival matting. With wide margins, 7 1/2 x 10 3/8, the sheet 13 3/8 x 17 5/8 inches. A fine, delicately printed, clear impression, on laid paper with the Vollard watermark. About half of the 100 prints in the Vollard Suite series – 46- are focused on the artist and his studio.  Perhaps the most fascinating are those in which Picasso uses a spare, neo-classical idiom to portray models and the artist, together […]

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Femme Nue Assise et Trois Tetes Barbues, from the Vollard Suite

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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) etching, drypoint, burin and aquatint Femme Nue Assise et Trois Tetes Barbues, signed in pencil lower right, from the Vollard Suite, from the total edition of 300, with full margins in excellent condtion (5 1/8 x 7 1/8, the sheet 17 1/4 x 13 1/2), on cream wove paper, archival acid free matting.  References: Suite Vollard 25, Bloch 216, Geiser 416. A very fine, strong impression, with the burin and drypoint work at the right effectively counterposing the aquatint work evident at the left (in the figure of Marie Therese). Femme Nue Assise was one of Picasso’s earliest works […]

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Model Contemplating Sculture, from the Vollard Suite

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Pablo Picasso, Model Contemplating Sculpture,  etching, signed in pencil, 1933, a fine impression, published by Vollard, from the Vollard Suite, edition of 310, Bloch 175, Geiser 328, printed by Lacouriere, with the Picasso watermark.  In pristine condition, with small margins, 11 7/8 x 14 1/2 inches. A fine, delicately printed, clear impression of this fascinating composition. The model at left (looking rather sculpted herself) contemplates a sculpted group – a horse with attending figures – as well as the sculpteur. Small faces below the sculpture view the scene, or perhaps the viewer. This is one of the more complex compositions […]

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