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Pablo Picasso
Modern Style Bust (Francoise) Buste Style Moderne - French Spanish Portait

1949

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PABLO PICASSO 1881-1973 Málaga 1881-1973 Mougins (Spanish) Title: Modern Style Bust (Francoise) Buste Style Moderne, 1949 Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph on Arches Wove Paper Paper size: 65.5 x 50 cm. / 25.8 x 19.7 in. Additional Information: This lithograph is hand signed in black ink by the artist "Picasso" at the lower left deckle edge. It is also hand numbered in black ink from the edition of 50, next to the signature. It was created by Picasso on the 3rd August 1949 and it was printed by Mourlot in the same year in a limited edition of 50 impressions. There were also six artist’s proofs. The paper bears the Arches watermark in the right image. Other impressions of this subject are held by the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Literature: 1. Mourlot, F. (2009). Picasso Project: Picasso. The Lithographic Work. Volume II. 1949-1969. San Francisco: Alan Wofsy. Reference: Mourlot 164. 2. Bloch, G. (1971). Pablo Picasso: Tome I. Catalogue of the Printed Graphic Work 1904-1967. Bern: Edition Kornfeld et Klipstein. Reference: Bloch 594. Condition: Very good condition. The sheet evenly and lightly toned. A band of foxing along the lower sheet edge, verso. Remnants of hinging tape in the upper corners, verso.

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  • Creation Year
    1949
  • Dimensions
    Height: 25.79 in. (65.5 cm)Width: 19.69 in. (50 cm)
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    Edition of 50Price: $82,000
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  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1807344252

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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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