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FRANÇOISE GILOT | ADAM FORCING EVE TO EAT AN APPLE I & STILL LIFE (A DOUBLE-SIDED WORK)

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FRANÇOISE GILOT | ADAM FORCING EVE TO EAT AN APPLE I & STILL LIFE (A DOUBLE-SIDED WORK)

FRANÇOISE GILOT | ADAM FORCING EVE TO EAT AN APPLE I & STILL LIFE (A DOUBLE-SIDED WORK)

FRANÇOISE GILOT

b. 1921

ADAM FORCING EVE TO EAT AN APPLE I & STILL LIFE (A DOUBLE-SIDED WORK)


Signed F.Gilot. (lower right on recto)

Gouache, colored crayon, pen and ink and pencil on paper

5 by 6⅜ in. (12.7 by 16.2 cm)

Executed in 1946.


The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Françoise Gilot and it is registered in the artist’s archives.

Executed on cream wove paper. The top, left and bottom edges are deckled and the right edge is cut. Some scattered spots of foxing and studio transference throughout the sheet. A line of skinning to the male figure's torso approximately one inch in length. Otherwise, fine. This work is in overall very good condition. This work is sold unframed.


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Acquired from the artist

This work is a smaller study for a larger drawing of Pablo Picasso and Françoise Gilot entitled, Adam Forcing Eve to Eat an Apple II, also from 1946. Created following a fateful trip Menerbes, France in the summer of 1946, during which Gilot attempted to abscond from her romantic partner, this composition speaks to Gilot’s assessment of their living situation only months after moving into Picasso’s atelier. Picasso was convinced that the solution to Gilot’s growing ambivalence was that they needed to have a child together. The couple's son, Claude, was born about nine months after this work's execution.