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Pablo Picasso
Plate IV, Le Cocu Magnifique

1968

$3,000

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Plate IV, Le Cocu Magnifique etching & aquatint, 1968 Unsigned on the print Signed on the portfolio justification page (see photo) From the unsigned edition of 200 impressions printed on Rives BFK paper There is also a signed edition of 30 impressions The set of 12 etching & aquatints is signed by Picasso on the justification page. A photocopy will be provided to the purchaser for documentation Printer: Atelier Crommelynck, Paris Reference: Bloch 1247 Cramer 140 (the portfolio) Condition: Mint Plate size: 8 5/8 x 12 5/8 inches Sheet: 11 1/8 x 14 7/8 inches Le Cocu Magnifique is a Belgian play written by Fernand Crommelynck. The plot of the play is as follows: Bruno, the village scribe, is married to a beautiful and devoted young woman named Stella. He makes a good living composing love letters for the uneducated villagers, many of which are addressed to his wife. Bruno's eloquence can lift him off into rhapsodies of brilliant exaggeration. As a character verging on the manic, his paranoia is easily excited. He convinces himself that his fear of being cuckolded can be appeased only by the certainty of knowing he is a cuckold. Therefore, he offers his wife first to his best friend and then, when that fails to appease him, to all the young men of the village. This demented decision disrupts village life: the town turns violently against him, and the women of the village threaten Stella with torture, degradation and expulsion.

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  • Creator
    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spanish)
  • Creation Year
    1968
  • Dimensions
    Height: 8.63 in (21.93 cm)Width: 12.63 in (32.09 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Fairlawn, OH
  • Reference Number
    Seller: FA107011stDibs: LU1408189062

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About the Artist

Pablo Picasso

One of the most prolific and revolutionary artists the world has ever seen, Pablo Picasso 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 Picasso's 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.

Picasso 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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