Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973)
Pablo Picasso was born in 1881 in Malaga, and died in 1973 in Mougins in Alpes Maritimes. He was the most brilliant artist from the 20th Century. From the earliest age, Pablo Picasso was introduced to art through his father, who was a painter and a teacher at the Fine Arts of Barcelona, the Llotja. All the artistic life of Picasso was made of a lot of periods, like the blue period, the pink period, or the surrealism period. Until he found his own : the cubism. This one was born from a great friendship and a great collaboration with Georges Braque. “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” (1906-1907 ; Museum of Modern Art, New York) is the cubist reference he executed in Bateau-Lavoir (artist city), in Butte Montmartre, Paris. The art of Pablo Picasso has constantly evolved over the decades and remains a reference for both artists and the art market.
Numbered ‘VIII’ in pencil
Executed in 1965
Certificate signed Claude Ruiz-Picasso and dated March 13, 2018
– 26,5 x 21 cm (45,5 x 40 cm cadre inclus)
– 10 5/12 x 8 1/4 in. (17 11/12 x 15 3/4 in. framed)
– Private collection, London
– Sotheby’s auction, New-York 2002
– Collection of the editor Charles Feld, Paris
This work was a model for the book cover ‘Le Peintre et son Modèle’ 1965, which was one of many publications from the Editions du Cercle d’Art, Paris. The editor and friend of Picasso, Charles Feld, created the publishing company Les Editions du Cercle d’Art in 1950. These books were devoted to contemporary artists such as Calder, Tapies and many of them to Picasso.