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Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Bearded Man (Homme Barbu)

Auction:
2387
Lot:
461
Sold for:
$18,000$18,000

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 2387
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 16, 2007 4:00PM

Description:

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)

Bearded Man (Homme Barbu)
Signed and dated "Picasso le 1.9.70." l.r.
Blue ballpoint pen on paper, sight size 5 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. (14.0 x 13.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Not examined out of frame.

N.B. A copy of a photo-certificate signed by Claude Ruiz Picasso accompanies the lot.

N.B. The "bearded man" figures into Picasso's oeuvre as early as the 1920s, with scenes exploring the artist-muse relationship. It recurs in Picasso's depictions of Greek mythological figures, and has been speculated at times by some scholars to be a representation of the artist himself.
Estimate $18,000-22,000

Although the work has not been removed from its frame, there are some very light handling creases.

Keywords

Pablo Picasso, Claude Ruiz Picasso, Cubism, Picasso

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