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驚鴻一瞥:克里斯托弗·科內及史丹利·J·西格的鄉間別墅收藏

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Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973年
BOITE PEINTE
papiers collés and oil on wood
6 by 19.5 by 12cm., 2 3/8 by 7¾ by 4¾in.
Executed in 1914.
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來源

Estate of the Artist
Marina Picasso (by descent from the above)
Private Collection, Europe
Sotheby’s, London, 4 February 2004, lot 278
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Claude Picasso.

相關資料

Picasso’s compulsive need to create – something he did every day throughout his long career – underpinned all his artistic achievements. Working with every conceivable material, from traditional artistic media to everyday objects, Picasso limitless desire to create lead to many radical inventions. Boite Peinte is a testament to this endlessly innovative spirit and constant need to reinvent his own style and subjects. The box is painted in an abstract scheme of blue, yellow and red, which emphasises its geometric shape, with a playful shining blue sun on its underside.

Throughout his career, Picasso often returned to the practice of cutting paper, which was a traditional Andalusian activity, but instead of making paper dolls, he used the procedure for new artistic purposes. In 1914, when Picasso executed the present work, he was experimenting with collage – that is, pasted on paper elements in his compositions – Picasso revived this practice of cutting as an alternative to drawing. On Boite Peinte, he has attached such cut-paper shapes which he then painted upon to keep the overall pattern intact. The work remained in the estate of the artist and was later inherited by the artist’s granddaughter, Marina Picasso.

驚鴻一瞥:克里斯托弗·科內及史丹利·J·西格的鄉間別墅收藏

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