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Œuvres sur Papier

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Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973
NU ASSIS ET DEUX PERSONNAGES
signed Picasso and dated 14.12.68.I (upper left)
brush and ink on paper
12 1/4 x 17 3/8 in.
Executed on 14th December 1968. 
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Provenance

Private Collection, United States
Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
Thomas Ammann Fine Art, Zurich
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1988

Exhibited

Paris, Berggruen & Cie, Picasso, Gouaches, Lavis et Dessins, 1966-1972, Paris, 1981, no. 9, illustrated in the catalogue n.n.
Chicago, Richard Gray Gallery, Picasso's Picasso's Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture from the Artist's Estate, 1985, no. 34, illustrated in the catalogue p. 33
Zurich, Thomas Ammann, Picasso: Drawings, Watercolors, Pastels, 1988, no. 24, illustrated in the catalogue n.n.

Literature

Christian Zervos, Pablo Picasso, œuvres de 1967 et 1968, Paris, 1973, vol. 27, no. 388, illustrated pl. 168
Pierre Daix, Picasso: gouaches, levis et dessins, 1966-1972, 1981, Paris, no. 9, illustrated n.n.

Catalogue Note

"To draw is to take possession of the world and, very directly, of the women we have loved […]. One must keep in mind this exploratory role in order to capture the reach of these drawn works belonging to the last six years of the artist’s work. […] he gave himself over to it entirely, I mean, without painting. Yet, if he recapitulates his imaginary world, young women to be taken, each more tempting than the other, chaperones, musketeers from the time of Meninas, beyond the humour, the detachment, how can we not read the total commitmentt: each drawing is the minute of truth.”
Pierre Daix, (“Des dessins pour tout dire”, in Picasso. Gouaches, Lavis et dessins 1966-1972, Paris, 1981)

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