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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF COMTESSE VIVIANE DE WITT

Pablo Picasso
HOMME ASSIS
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF COMTESSE VIVIANE DE WITT

Pablo Picasso
HOMME ASSIS
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Details & Cataloguing

Art Impressionniste & Moderne

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Paris

Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973
HOMME ASSIS
graphite on paper
31.7 by 25.6 cm ; 12 1/2 by 10 1/8 in.
Executed in 1912.
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Provenance

The Pace Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Belgium
Acquired from the above by the present owner in the 1990s

Exhibited

New York, James Goodman Gallery, Inc., Paintings, Watercolors & Drawings by Dubuffet, Léger & Picasso, 1988, no. 8

Literature

Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1974, vol. XXVIII, no. 94, illustrated p. 48

Catalogue Note

"In his sketchbooks Picasso would always generate more ideas than he could work out on canvas. This was very much the case in 1912, when the increasing complexity of cubism obliged him to paint with unaccustomed slowness. Only pen and pencil could keep pace with the outpourings of his imagination. [...] What draftsman since Leonardo (incidentally, one of the very few Italian masters for whom Picasso had a good word) has brought off such a feat? These drawings also reveal Picasso to be a sculptor, albeit a conceptual one, of infinite imagination and ingenuity."

John Richardson, A Life of Picasso, London, 1996, vol. II : 1907-1917, p. 248

Art Impressionniste & Moderne

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Paris