Lot 1
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Pablo Picasso

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
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Description

  • Pablo Picasso
  • Les Trois amies (Bloch 76; Baer 117)
  • Etching on old Japan paper
  • plate: 416 by 298 mm 16 3/8 by 11 3/4 in
  • sheet: 566 by 376 mm 22 1/4 by 14 3/4 in
Etching, circa 1923, printed in 1927, Baer's II.a, stamped with the artist's signature and inscribed in pencil √©preuve d'essai avant aci√©rage, one of eight recorded proofs before steel-facing aside from the numbered edition of 150, on Japan paper, printed by Fort, Paris

Condition

The print is in generally good condition, the full sheet. The sheet has darkened overall. Scattered surface soiling and a few faint circular stains. All corners slightly soft, the upper left corner with a 2 1/2 inch diagonal crease. The verso in good condition apart from a few traces of surface soiling.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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