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Pablo Picasso
Sueño y Mentira de Franco - Original Etchings and Aquatints by P. Picasso - 1937

1937

$22,160.88

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Sueño y Mentira de Franco (The Dream and Lie of Franco) is a series of original etchings and aquatints, realized by Pablo Picasso, two plates numbered 528/850, and signed with Picasso’s signature stamp, original wrappers including text pages, total edition 1000 numbered copies, plates 59x40 cm each. The suite includes a fac-simile manuscript of 57x38 cm, a double sheet with text in spanish, french and english cm. 77x57. Each image dimension is 31x42 cm. Collector's stamp: Lugt 5031 Ref. Bloch 297-298; Baer 615-161; Cramer Books 28 In excellent conditions. The Dream and Lie of Franco by Pablo Picasso is related to the famous Guernica, and is considered Picasso's first work with clearly political content, as a complaint against the Spanish civil war and against Francisco Franco that is recorded on two copper plates between January and June 1937. Each image was at first were intended to be published as postcards to raise funds for the Spanish republican government, these artworks have a satiric expression toward Spanish Francisco Franco's claim to defend country's culture, tradition and values by depicting him in wide range of ridiculous and absurd scene destroying the true values and culture of Spain.

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  • Creation Year
    1937
  • Dimensions
    Height: 23.63 in. (60 cm)Width: 15.75 in. (40 cm)Depth: 0.04 in. (1 mm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Roma, IT
  • Reference Number
    Seller: M-1065581stDibs: LU65037309282

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About Pablo Picasso (Artist)

One of the most prolific and revolutionary artists the world has ever seen, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) had a tremendous impact on the development of 20th-century modern art.


Although he is best known for his association with the Cubist movement, which he founded with Georges Braque, Picasso’s influence extends to Surrealism, neoclassicism and expressionism.


“Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction,” the Spanish artist proclaimed. In his Cubist paintings, he emphasizes the two-dimensionality of the canvas, breaking with conventions regarding perspective, foreshortening and proportion. Picasso was inspired by Iberian and African tribal art. One of his most famous pre-Cubist works is Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), a painting considered immoral and shocking at the time for its depiction of nude women whose faces resemble Iberian tribal masks.


He made many portraits in this style, most often of the women in his life, their expressively colored faces composed of geometric shards of surface planes. In Woman in a Hat (Olga), 1935, he painted his first wife as an assemblage of abstract forms, leaving the viewer to decipher the subject through the contrasting colors and shapes. Picasso was a tireless artist, creating more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and sculptures. Tracing his life’s work reveals the progression of modern art, on which he had an unparalleled influence.

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