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"Bloch 620 Poems and Lithographs, Suite of 4 1954" by Pablo Picasso - Priced to sell - Suite of 4 $4,500
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  • "Bloch 620 Poems and Lithographs, Suite of 4 1954"

    1954

    Pablo Picasso

    Limited Edition Print
    Lithograph on Arches Paper

    Size: 46x34 in  |  117x86 cm

    Edition: From the edition of 50

     
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    Not Signed : This is Hand Numbered By the Artist But Not Signed
    Condition: Excellent
    Not Framed
    Purchased from : Dealer 2010
    Story / Additional Info : While the subject work is mentioned in Bloch’s catalog, there is not an image or illustration. The work can, however, be found in the catalog of illustrated books with a full descriptive text. The subject work was created for the book, Poèmes et Lithographies in 1954 (no. 69). The original portfolio contained a suite of 14 transfer lithographs, assembled in loose Double Elephant Folios. The lithographs was printed by Mourlot, Paris in 1954, though some of the lithographs were first designed or created in previous years. The drawings were mostly created in 1949 on transfer paper, while the poems were written in 1941. The images and text were later assembled and published by Louise Leiris for their final 1954 release date.
    Certificate of Authenticity : Picasso Experts New York, New York
    LID : 133915
    Pablo Picasso

    Pablo Picasso was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. His ingenious use of form, color, and perspective profoundly impacted later generations of painters, including Willem de Kooning and David Hockney. “There are artists who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun,” he once said. Born Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno Crispín Crispiniano María de los Remedios de la Santísima Trinidad Ruiz Picasso on October 25, 1881 in Málaga, Spain, his prodigious talent was cultivated early on by his father the painter Jose Ruíz Blasco. Picasso went on to attend the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid, and lived for a time in Barcelona before settling in Paris in 1904. Immersed in the avant-garde circles of Gertrude Stein, he rapidly transitioned from Neo-Impressionism through the Blue Period and Rose Period, before reaching a culmination in his masterpiece Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907). Constantly in search of pictorial solutions and in dialogue with his friend Georges Braque, Picasso melded forms he saw in African sculpture with the multiple perspectives he gleaned from Paul Cézanne, to produce Cubism. Not limited to painting, the artist also expressed himself through collage, sculpture, and ceramics. Having been deeply affected by the ongoing Spanish Civil War, Picasso created what is arguably his most overtly political work Guernica (1937), a mural-sized painting depicting carnage with jagged shapes and contrasting grayscale. The artist was prolific up until his death on April 8, 1973 in Mougins, France. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as institutions devoted solely to his life work, such as the Museo Picasso Málaga, the Museu Picasso in Barcelona, and the Musée National Picasso in Paris. Listings wanted. Check out our new sister site Bluechipartbrokerage.com

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