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Pablo Picasso 1881 - 1973

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 EUR
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Description

  • Pablo Picasso
  • L'├ętreinte
  • signé et daté 9.9.68 VI
  • mine de plomb sur papier
  • 49,4 x 64,7 cm
  • 19 1/2 x 25 1/2 in.

Provenance

Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (acquis directement de l'artiste)
Grosvenor Gallery, Londres
Acquis auprès du précédent dans les années 1970

Literature

Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1973, vol. XXVII : œuvres de 1967 et 1968, no. 292, reproduit p. 115

Condition

Executed on cream laid paper, not laid down. The sheet is fixed to the over-mount along the edges which are very slightly irregular. There is a GVA RRO watermark visible in the lower right corner. A close inspection reveals tiny remnants of old framing tape on the reverse of the four corners. Apart from some light time-staining, this work is in excellent original condition.
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Catalogue Note

signed and dated 9.9.68 VI ; pencil on paper.

"On m'a demandé, il y a une vingtaine d'années, de faire une conférence sur l'art et la sexualité. Je suis allé voir Picasso et lui ai demandé : que dois-je dire? Il m'a répondu : "C'est la même chose." [..] Picasso a été fasciné par la sexualité, il l'a vécue intégralement dans son art et dans sa vie. Chaque fois qu'il change de femme, il change de norme, il change de vision, parce qu'il possède littéralement la femme jusque dans sa vision ; c'est lui-même qui change".

Jean Leymarie, "Normes et déviances", Troisièmes rencontres internationales de Genève, Neuchâtel, La Baconnière, 1988, p. 127