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Pablo Picasso Etching " Nu De Dos "
By (after) Pablo Picasso
Located in San Francisco, CA
C. 20th Century Pablo Picasso Etching " Nu De Dos " Published by the Collectors Guild 1956
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20th Century More Art

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Picasso. Etchings 1930-1936 - Original Catalogue by P. Picasso - 1955
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Roma, IT
Picasso. Etchings 1930-1936 includes the list of Pablo Picasso's etchings exhibited at St. George's Gallery Prints (London), 21 June-23 July, 1955. In-8º, text in English, unnumber...
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1950s Modern More Art

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"Hommage a Picasso," Etching, 1973
By Jorge Castillo
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Jorge Castillo, Spanish (1933 - ) Title: Hommage a Picasso Year: 1973 Medium: Etching, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 52/90 Image Size: 19 x 22.75 inches Size: 23 x 3...
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1970s Cubist Figurative Prints

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"Hommage a Picasso," Etching, 1972
By Stefan Wewerka
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Stefan Wewerka, German (1928 - 2013) Title: Hommage a Picasso Year: 1972 Medium: Etching, signed and numbered in pencil Edition: 52/90 Image Size: 15 x 19 inches Size: 22 x 3...
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1970s Surrealist Abstract Prints

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Picasso, Minotaure aveugle guidé par Marie-Thérèse, 1934 Signed Etching
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Long Island City, NY
A fabulous impression of this scarce Picasso etching from the Vollard Suite published in 1939. In an excellent hand-carved museum frame with all acid-free conservation materials. ...
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1930s Modern Figurative Prints

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Aquatint, Etching

Pablo Picasso, Peintre travaillant from Le Chef- d’Œuvre Inconnu, etching
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original etching from "Le Chef- d’Œuvre Inconnu" by Pablo Picasso, which was created in 1927 and published in 1931. It is hand signed and numbered 7/99 in red brus...
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1920s Other Art Style Figurative Prints

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Pablo Picasso, Peintre ramassant son Pinceau from Le Chef- d’Œuvre Inconnu
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original etching from "Le Chef- d’Œuvre Inconnu" by Pablo Picasso, which was created in 1927 and published in 1931. It is hand signed and numbered 7/99 in red brus...
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1920s Other Art Style Figurative Prints

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Pour Roby, Limited Edition Etching, Pablo Picasso
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Mount Clemens, MI
Very little need to be said of the legendary Picasso. This original Etching "Pour Roby" (For Roby) is a classic example of his genius. Picasso originally drew this portrait for a fr...
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1950s Cubist Figurative Prints

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Pablo Picasso, Sculpteur et Modele debout, etching
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Chatsworth, CA
Artist: Pablo Picasso Title: Sculpteur et Modele debout Year: 1933 Medium: Original etching Edition: hand signed in pencil from an edition of 250 on small margins Size: Frame: 27 x 2...
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1930s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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L'Etreinte II - Original Etching by P. Picasso - 1963
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Roma, IT
Edition 37 of 50 prints, numbered and hand signed. Image dimensions: 43x58 cm. Wonderful proof on vélin in full margins, numbered lower left and signed lower right in pencil. Realize...
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1960s Cubist More Prints

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Aquatint, Etching

1969 After Pablo Picasso 'Far Gallery' Modernism USA Etching
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 30 x 21.5 inches ( 76.2 x 54.61 cm ) Image Size: 15.75 x 13.25 inches ( 40.005 x 33.655 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Addit...
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1960s Prints and Multiples

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Pablo Picasso, La célestine from 347 Series, etching
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original etching by Pablo Picasso, done in 1968. It was created for Picasso's series entitled "347 Series", which consists of 347 original works. This piece is hand...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Drypoint, Etching, Aquatint

10 May 1968 - Original Etching by Pablo Picasso - 1968
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Roma, IT
10 May 1968 is an original Contemporary Artwork realized by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Moujins, 1973) in the 1968. Original B/W Etching on Wove paper. Hand signed by the artist...
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1960s Cubist Figurative Prints

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Le Cocu Magnifique - Original Etching by Pablo Picasso - 1968
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Roma, IT
Le Cocu Magnifique is an original Contemporary artwork realized by Pablo Picasso in 1968. Original Etching Specimen on BFK Rives. Edition of 180 prints. Numbered in pencil on the ...
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1960s Cubist Figurative Prints

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Peintre Ramassant Son Pinceau - Original Etching by Pablo Picasso - 1927
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Roma, IT
Hand signed and numbered. Edition of 99 prints. From "Le Chef-d'Oeuvre Inconnu". Bibliography: G. Bloch, Picasso: catalog of the printed graphic work 1904-1967", Kornfeld et Klipste...
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1920s Cubist More Prints

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Pablo Picasso, Untitled from 23 novembre 1966 II, etching
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original etching created by Pablo Picasso in 1966 . It is stamp signed and numbered from the edition of 50. This piece measures 8.8 x 12.8 inches and the framed di...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Pablo Picasso, Le Joueur de Diaule, etching and aquatint
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original etching and aquatint by Pablo Picasso done in 1966. It is hand signed and numbered 10/50 from the edition of 50. This piece is unframed and the paper meas...
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1960s Other Art Style Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Nature Morte, Compotier - Etching and Drypoint by Pablo Picasso - 1909
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Roma, IT
Nature Morte, Compotier is a rare black and white drypoint on laid ivory-colored paper, realized by Pablo Picasso in 1909. Edition of 100. Hand-signed in pencil on the lower right m...
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Early 1900s Cubist Figurative Prints

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Etching, Drypoint

Pablo Picasso, La Fete de la Madame, dry point etching
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original dry point etching with aquatint and scraper, created by Pablo Picasso in 1971, for the 156 Series. This piece is stamp signed and numbered from the edition ...
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1970s Modern Figurative Prints

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Aquatint, Etching

1975 After Pablo Picasso 'School of Paris Gallery' USA Etching
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Paper Size: 30.5 x 22.25 inches ( 77.47 x 56.515 cm ) Image Size: 16.5 x 15 inches ( 41.91 x 38.1 cm ) Framed: No Condition: A-: Near Mint, very light signs of handling Additio...
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1970s Prints and Multiples

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Pablo Picasso, Deux Femmes Avec Voyeur from 347 Series, etching
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original etching by Pablo Picasso, done in 1968. It was created for Picasso's series entitled 347 Series, which consists of 347 original works. This piece is hand si...
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1960s Post-Impressionist Figurative Prints

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Salomé from La Suite des Saltimbanques, Etching by Pablo Picasso 1905
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Pablo Picasso Title: Salomé from La Suite des Saltimbanques Year: 1905 Medium: Drypoint Etching on van Gelder wover paper, signed and dated in the plate Size: 25.75 in. x 19...
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Early 1900s Modern Figurative Prints

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Pablo Picasso, Scène bacchique au Minotaure from La Suite Vollard, etching
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original etching by Pablo Picasso, done in 1933. It is from "La Suite Vollard", a series made between 1930 and 1939, that was created by Picasso and published by ren...
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1930s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching

Sculpteur modelant from Le Chef-d'Euvre Inconnu
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original etching from "Le Chef- d’Œuvre Inconnu" by Pablo Picasso, which was created in 1927 and published in 1931. It is hand signed and numbered 7/99 in red brus...
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1920s Other Art Style Figurative Prints

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La Fête de la Patronne - Original Etching by Pablo Picasso - 1971
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Roma, IT
This etching by Picasso is an edition of 50 prints, Plate 115 from "Series 156". Stamped signature as issued. No. 40 from the edition of 50. Original print, perfect impression on v...
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1970s Cubist Figurative Prints

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Peintre et Modele tricotant from Le Chef- d’Œuvre Inconnu
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Chatsworth, CA
This piece is an original etching from "Le Chef- d’Œuvre Inconnu" by Pablo Picasso, which was created in 1927 and published in 1931. It is hand signed and numbered 7/99 in red brus...
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1920s Other Art Style Figurative Prints

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Le Cocu Magnifique - Original Complete Suite of Etchings by Pablo Picasso - 1968
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Roma, IT
In-folio Oblong Dimensions : 29x39 cm. Paris Atelier Crommelynck 1968 Edition of 200 copies including 12 original out-of-text etchings (7 etchings, 4 etchings and acquatint and 1 e...
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1960s Cubist More Art

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Drypoint, Etching, Aquatint

'Les Dames de Mougins' original etching artist and nude signed by Pablo Picasso
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Milwaukee, WI
'Les Dames de Mougins' is an original etching by Pablo Picasso, executed in November of 1963. As with many of his works, this particular image functions as something of a self-portra...
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1960s Cubist Figurative Prints

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Etching, Paper

Trois Hommes se Disputant une Femme Devant un Emir-Etching by Pablo Picasso-1966
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Roma, IT
Trois Hommes se Disputant une Femme Devant un Emir is an original artwork realized by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso in 1966. Black and white etching on wove paper. Fine proof edited...
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1960s Cubist Figurative Prints

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Pablo Picasso: Tête de Femme (Bloch 2)
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
Etching on cream wove paper. From the Suite des Saltimbanques, edition of 250 Printed by Louis Fort, Paris, 1913 Published by Vollard, Paris. Sheet: 13 1/8 x 8 inches Picasso's ear...
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Early 1900s Modern Portrait Prints

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Etching

Pablo Picasso: Le Repas frugal (Bloch 1)
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
Etching and scraper printed on Van Gelder Zonen wove paper From the Suite des Saltimbanques, edition of 250 of the second (final) state Printed by Fort, 1913 Published by Vollard, 19...
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Early 20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Picasso: Ecce Homo, d'Après Rembrandt
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
Etching, aquatint, scraper and drypoint on Rives wove From the 156 Series (Plate 10), edition of 50 Stamped with the artist's signature, lower right Printed by Crommelynck, 1975-197...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching, Drypoint

César - Centaur - Picasso's Homage - Original Signed Etching
By César Baldaccini
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
César Baldaccini Original Etching Dimensions: 56.5 x 40 cm Signed and Numbered Edition of 99 It is the only original etching ever made by César. César Baldaccini was born in Marseil...
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1980s Realist Animal Prints

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Etching

Pablo Picasso: Profil sculptural de Marie-Thérèse
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
Etching and drypoint printed on Montval laid paper with Picasso watermark From the edition of 55 of the third (final) state Printed by Lacourière, 1942 Image: 12 1/2 x 9 inches Shee...
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20th Century Portrait Prints

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Drypoint, Etching

Picasso: Tête de Femme de Profil B6
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
Etching on laid Japan paper From the edition of 27 or 29 Printed by Fort, 1913 Published by Vollard, 1913 Image: 11 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches Sheet: 21 5/8 x 15 9/16 inches Framed: 27 1/8 x...
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20th Century Modern Portrait Prints

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Pablo Picasso: Taureau et Cheval dans l'Arène
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
Etching printed on Rives wove paper From the edition of 340 Printed by Fort, 1931 Published by Vollard as an illustration for "Le Chef-d'Oeuvres Inconnu," Paris, 1931 Image: 7 x 5/8...
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20th Century Animal Prints

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Picasso: La Barre d'appui: three plates
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
Three etchings with aquatint on Chine paper Each one of three proofs after the plates were cancelled Printed by Lacourière Image: 6 ¼ x 4 1/8 inches Sheet: 8 ¼ x 6 3/8 inches (Blo...
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20th Century Modern Portrait Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Picasso, son oeuvre, et son Public (Bloch 1481)
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
Etching printed on Rives wove From the Suite 347 (Plate 1), edition of 50 of the seventh (final) state Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right Printed by Crommelynck, 1968-69 Pu...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Pour Roby (L’Age de Soleil), Bloch 680, Pablo Picasso
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Title: Pour Roby (L’Age de Soleil) Year: 1969 Medium: Etching on Arches paper Size: 12.875 x 10 inches Condition: Excellent Catalogue: Bloch 680 Un...
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1960s Cubist Abstract Prints

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Pour Roby (L’Age de Soleil), Bloch 680, Pablo Picasso
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Title: Pour Roby (L’Age de Soleil) Year: 1969 Medium: Etching on Arches paper Size: 12.875 x 10 inches Condition: Excellent Catalogue: Bloch 680 Un...
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1960s Cubist Abstract Prints

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Etching

Sculptor - Original Aquatint Etching (Bloch #1192)
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Paris, FR
Pablo PICASSO Sculptor FROM the “Sable mouvant” book edition published by Louis Broder, Paris in an edition of 255. There were also suites printed on different papers and with pencil...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

"La Danse Barbare (from Les Saltimbanques)," Pablo Picasso, Figurative Print
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Larchmont, NY
Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973) La Danse Barbare (from La Suite des Saltimbanques), 1905, printed 1913 Etching on Van Gelder Zonen wove paper Sheet 13 x 20 inches From the edition of 250...
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Early 1900s Modern Figurative Prints

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Paper, Etching

Les Saltimbanques : Les Pauvres - Original etching (Bloch #2)
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Paris, FR
Pablo Picasso Les Saltimbanques : Les pauvres, 1913 Original etching On Van Gelder vellum 51 x 32,5 cm (c. 20 x 13 in) Edited bu Vollard REFERENCES : - Catalog raisonne Bloch #2 - ...
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1910s Cubist Figurative Prints

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Etching

Picasso: Modèle, Tableau et Sculpture (S.V. 43) (Bloch 151)
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
Etching printed on laid Montval with Picasso watermark From the Suite Vollard (S.V. 43), edition of 260 Inscribed "151 304 19467" in pencil, verso Printed by Lacourière, 1939 Publis...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Pour Roby (L’Age de Soleil), Bloch 680, Pablo Picasso
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Fairfield, CT
Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Title: Pour Roby (L’Age de Soleil) Year: 1969 Medium: Etching on Arches paper Size: 12.875 x 10 inches Condition: Excellent Catalogue: Bloch 680 Un...
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1960s Cubist Abstract Prints

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Etching

Horseman, Le Carmen Des Carmen, 1960 - Original etching
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Paris, FR
Pablo Picasso Horseman (Le Carmen Des Carmen), 1960 Original etching Dated in the plate On vellum, 35 x 26 cm (c. 13,7 x 10,2 inch) REFERENCE : Catalogue raisonné Bloch #1000 Exce...
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1960s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

La Chèvre-Feuille - Original Illustrations by Pablo Picasso and G. Hugnet - 1943
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Roma, IT
La Chèvre-Feuille is an original Modern Rare book illustrated by Pablo Picasso and written by Georges Hugnet (11 July 1906 – 26 June 1974) in 1943 . Original Edition. Published by ...
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1940s Cubist More Art

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Picasso: En la Taberna. Pêcheurs catalans en bordée (B286)
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
Etching and scraper printed in brown-black on Montval laid paper with Vollard watermark From the edition of 108, of which half are printed in black and half in brown-black (An additi...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

"Sculpteur au Travail" from Sable Mouvant by Pablo Picasso, 1964
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Hinsdale, IL
PICASSO, PABLO (1881 – 1973) "Sculpteur au Travail; from Sable Mouvant" Bloch 1183, Baer 1152 Etching and aquatint on tissue-thin japon paper c. 1964 Bearing a watermark “LB – Louis ...
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1960s Cubist Figurative Prints

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Les Saltimbanques : La Danse - Original etching (Bloch #15)
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Paris, FR
Pablo Picasso Les Saltimbanques : La Danse Original etching On Van Gelder vellum 33 x 51 cm (c. 13 x 20 in) Edited bu Vollard REFERENCES : - Catalog raisonne Bloch #15 - Catalog ra...
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1910s Cubist Figurative Prints

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PABLO PICASSO, Colombe Volant (à l'Arc-en-ciel), 1952 Mourlot 214, Hand Signed
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Berlin, DE
PABLO PICASSO, Colombe Volant (à l'Arc-en-ciel), 1952 Mourlot 214. Hand signed and numbered. Etching on special Paper. (lithograph in colors) Signed "Picasso" lower right and numb...
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20th Century Abstract Animal Prints

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Etching, Lithograph

Le Cocu Magnifique -- complete illustrated book with 12 original etchings
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
About In-folio Oblong Dimensions : 29x39 cm. Paris Atelier Crommelynck 1968 Edition #41 of 200 copies including 12 original out-of-text etchings (7 etchings, 4 etchings and aquatint...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Drypoint, Etching, Aquatint

L’Acrobate, avec Femme et Spectateurs - Original Etching 1971
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Roma, IT
This lithograph by Picasso is an edition of 50 prints, from the serie "Les 156", table no. 73. Stamped signature. Perfect impression on vélin blanc, very fresh and with sheet in ful...
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1970s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching

Picasso: Sculpteur travaillant sur le Motif avec Marie-Thérèse posant (S.V. 59)
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
Etching printed on Montval laid paper with Montgolfier watermark From the Suite Vollard (S.V. 59), edition of 50 of the second (final) state Signed by the artist in pencil, lower rig...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Pablo Picasso: Le Repos du Minotaure : Champagne et Amante (S.V. 83) B0190
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
Etching printed on Montval laid paper with Montgolfier watermark From the Vollard Suite (S.V. 83), edition of 50 Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right Inscribed "353" in penci...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Portrait of Roby - Etching (Bloch #680)
By (after) Pablo Picasso
Located in Paris, FR
Pablo PICASSO Portrait of Roby, c. 1950 Original etching Printed signature in the plate On Japan paper 33 x 25 cm (c. 13 x 10 in) REFERENCE : Catalog raisonne Bloch #680 From the e...
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Mid-20th Century Modern Portrait Prints

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Etching

Tribute to Degas : Three Nudes - Original signed Etching - Limited to 50 copies
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Paris, FR
Pablo PICASSO Tribute to Degas : Three Nudes Original etching and aquatint Signed with the artist stamp bottom right Numbered in pencil 4/50 On vellum 36 x 45 cm (c. 14.5 x 18 inch)...
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1970s Cubist Nude Prints

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Etching

Homage to Picasso - Original Etching on Cardboard by Gianpaolo Berto - 1974
By Gianpaolo Berto
Located in Roma, IT
Homage to Picasso is an original lithograph realized by Gian Paolo Berto, in 1974. Good conditions. Hand-signed and numbered. edition 1/25. Includes frame: 50 x 70 The artwork re...
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1970s Cubist Figurative Prints

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Etching

Pablo Picasso, Table des Eaux-Fortes (from Honoré de Balzac, Le Chef-d'Oeuvre)
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Chatsworth, CA
Artist: Pablo Picasso Title: Table des Eaux-Fortes (from Honoré de Balzac, Le Chef-d'Oeuvre Inconnu) Year: 1931 Medium: Original etching Edition: hand signed and numbered in bistre...
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1930s Surrealist Figurative Prints

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Etching

Picasso: Minotaure et Jeune Femme enlacés rêvant sous une Fenêtre (S.V. 91) B199
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
Etching printed on laid Montval, before steelfacing Printer's proof From the Suite Vollard (S.V. 91) Printed by Lacourière, 1939 Published by Vollard, 1939 Image: 7 1/2 x 10 1/2 inc...
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20th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

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Picasso Etching For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact picasso etching you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. In our selection of items, you can find Modern examples as well as a Surrealist version. Making the right choice when shopping for a picasso etching may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 19th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 20th Century. Adding a picasso etching to a room that is mostly decorated in warm neutral tones can yield a welcome change — find a piece on 1stDibs that incorporates elements of beige, gray, white, brown and more. There have been many interesting picasso etching examples over the years, but those made by Pablo Picasso, (after) Pablo Picasso, Enrico Baj, Salvador Dalí and Joan Miró are often thought to be among the most thought-provoking. Artworks like these of any era or style can make for thoughtful decor in any space, but a selection from our variety of those made in etching, aquatint and drypoint can add an especially memorable touch. If space is limited, you can find a small picasso etching measuring 2.5 high and 2.13 wide, while our inventory also includes works up to 56.5 across to better suit those in the market for a large picasso etching.

How Much is a Picasso Etching?

The price for an artwork of this kind can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — a picasso etching in our inventory may begin at $345 and can go as high as $175,000, while the average can fetch as much as $7,027.

Pablo Picasso Biography and Important Works

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.

Browse an expansive collection of Pablo Picasso's art on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Prints and Multiples for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

Find the fine-art prints you’re looking for on 1stDibs today.

Questions About Picasso Etching
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Pablo Picasso made etchings and took that foundation into an exploration of printmaking and the different methods of that medium. Picasso first began working on etchings in the early 1900s, quickly mastering the technique, and then he began expanding and pushing the boundaries to create a unique and signature style. On 1stDibs, find a variety of original artwork from top artists.