50 Years New in Asia: Picasso's Femme dans un fauteuil

hong kong | 5 April

Completed on Christmas Day of 1948, Femme dans un fauteuil is a richly coloured and joyful portrait of one of the most significant figures in Pablo Picasso’s life, his lover and muse Françoise Gilot. Seated in an armchair that bears a resemblance to a throne, Picasso attributes Gilot with a regal quality that is heightened by the extravagance of her outfit, the full frontal way that the sitter looks out at the viewer and the strength of line with which Picasso delineates her. 

Femme dans un fauteuil will be offered in Sotheby's Hong Kong 50th Anniversary Modern Evening Auction on 5 April 2023.

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