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Pablo Picasso

Spanish, 1881-1973

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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Pichet Têtes, by Picasso, Pitcher, 1950's, Edition, Black and white, Design
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Geneva, CH
Pichet Têtes, by Picasso, Pitcher, 1950's, Edition, Black and white, Design Pichet Têtes Ed. 500 pcs 1956 White earthenware, decoration with oxidized paraffin, enamel white and blac...
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1950s Post-War Pablo Picasso

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Ceramic, Earthenware

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 Pablo Picasso

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Etching

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 Pablo Picasso

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Etching

Pablo Picasso Madoura Ceramic Plate 'Vase au bouquet,' Ramié 303
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
This Picasso ceramic plate "Vase au bouquet Ramié 303" is one in an edition of 300 and is made of white earthenware clay, and decorated with colored engobes and glaze. Please conta...
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1950s Abstract Pablo Picasso

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Ceramic, Earthenware

Tete en forme d'horloge
By Pablo Picasso
Located in London, GB
Pablo Picasso Tête en forme d'horloge Silver 1st title 42 cm diameter 2000 grammes Edition of 20 + 2 exemplaires d'artiste + 2 exemplaires d'auteur + HC 1/6 to 6/6
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1950s Modern Pablo Picasso

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Silver

Exposition Vallauris 1962
By Pablo Picasso
Located in Washington, DC
Artist: Pablo Picasso Medium: Original linocut Title: Exposition Vallauris 1962 Signed: Hand signed in pencil Year: 1962 Edition: 5/175 Sheet Size: 30" x 25" Reference: Czw 48
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1960s Cubist Pablo Picasso

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Linocut

Pablo Picasso Madoura Ceramic Vase 'Visage,' Ramié 288
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
This Picasso ceramic vase "Visage" is executed in an edition of 500, made of white earthenware clay, decorated with engobes with glaze and beautiful hues of red, brown and black. The...
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1950s Abstract Impressionist Pablo Picasso

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Ceramic, Earthenware

Tête de Femme (Madeleine)
By Pablo Picasso
Located in New York, NY
A very good, dark and richly-inked impression of this early etching with strong contrasts. Edition of 250. Printed by Louis Fort, Paris. Published by Vollard, Paris. From "Saltimbanq...
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Early 1900s Modern Pablo Picasso

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Etching

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Galleries Featuring Pablo Picasso

Hirth Fine Art
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Georgetown Frame Shoppe
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John Szoke Gallery
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Bailly Gallery Geneva-Paris
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Masterworks Fine Art
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Andrew Weiss Gallery
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Artfever Gallery
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1stDibs offers a wide variety of authentic Pablo Picasso art for sale. If you're looking for art to add a pop of color to a neutral corner of your living room or bedroom, you can find work that includes elements of orange, blue, yellow and other colors. You can also browse by medium to find art by Pablo Picasso in ceramic, etching, earthenware and more. Much of the original work by this artist or collective was created during the 20th Century and is mostly associated with the Modern style. Not every interior allows for large Pablo Picasso art, so small editions measuring 0.4000000059604645 inches across are available. Customers interested in this artist might also find the work of Alvar Sunol Munoz-Ramos, Alexander Calder and Marc Chagall. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $90 and tops out at $1,850,000, while the average work can sell for $12,000.
Questions About Pablo Picasso
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Pablo Picasso is most famous for founding the Cubist movement, which uses several points of view and perspectives, creating a geometric-looking result. Cubism was considered a massive break from traditional methods of painting. One of Picasso's most famous cubist pieces is “Guernica,” the artist's representation of the Spanish Civil War.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A signed Picasso print is worth quite a bit of money. A signed piece by Picasso can be worth twice as much as one without a one without. The price of a Picasso print can range from $500 to $5 million. The worth of a Pablo Picasso pint is largely determined by the technique used, details, and presence of a signature.