Expert Voices: Picasso’s Buste de femme


Pablo Picasso's relationship with Fernande Olivier influenced his exploration of women in art, with Buste de femme in 1909 marking the dawn of Cubism. The work fully abandoned traditional representation, inspiring Modernism and other artists. Picasso's encounters with Cézanne, Braque, and African and Oceanic art played a role in this transformation. Buste de femme captures Cubism's essence and holds historical significance in the art world. This breathtaking work will be part of Sotheby's Modern Evening Auction in New York, 13 November 2023, reflecting its rarity and value in the market.

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