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Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973)
LOT ID: 72532
Untitled, (B. 1401), 1966

Aquatint
8.8 х 12.8 in. (22.35 x 32.51 cm.)
Stamped, and numbered '39/50' in pencil in the margin.
Print/Casting Year 1966
Edition 39/50
Lot description
Picasso gained inspiration from the women in his life, and none were more inspiring than the artist’s second wife, Jacqueline Roque. She was Picasso’s muse and the two were married for twenty years until the artist’s death in 1973; it was Picasso’s longest and last love affair. The artist painted over 70 portraits of his wife in a single year. Picasso experienced a surge of creativity near the end of his life, producing many of his best known prints.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), one of the most prominent and innovative artists of the last century, is celebrated for his long and prolific career and for his work in several modernist idioms and a diverse array of media. He was also an early proponent of Cubism. When the first artworks from Africa were exhibited in Paris, Picasso, along with other Modern artists, found inspiration in the elegantly simple African aesthetic and incorporated certain stylistic components into their own work. Held in the highest regard during his lifetime, retrospectives of the artist’s work have been held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Musée Picasso in Paris, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, the National Gallery in London, and the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, among other institutions. Picasso is widely seen as one of the most influential artists of the 20th-century and a modern master.
Untitled, (B. 1401) by Pablo Picasso
  • Untitled, (B. 1401) by Pablo Picasso
  • Untitled, (B. 1401) by Pablo Picasso
  • Untitled, (B. 1401) by Pablo Picasso
  • Untitled, (B. 1401) by Pablo Picasso
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