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Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973) Célestine et fille, avec un chat et un jeune client

Auction:
3203B
Lot:
81
Sold for:
$3,567$2,900

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3203B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
January 25, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)

Célestine et fille, avec un chat et un jeune client, 1968, plate 107 from the series 347 Gravures, published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, in 1969, from the proof edition of 17 (Baer et al., 1603Bb2). Signed "Picasso" in pencil l.r., dated "24.5.68 I" within the plate. Aquatint on wove paper, plate size 3 1/2 x 4 7/8 in. (8.8 x 12.2 cm), framed.
Condition: Gentle rippling, not examined out of frame.

N.B. The same plate was used in the suite La Célestine, published as an unsigned edition of 400 in 1971.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Out of the frame the sheet is a heavy wove with all edges deckled, and it measures 10 1/16 x 12 7/8 inches. It is hinged at the upper corners (verso). There is very pale mat burn, as well as two areas of soiling/staining (one in the left margin; the other in the upper margin - see images). There are pencil annotations to the verso.


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Keywords

Louise Leiris, Artists, Michel Leiris, Modern art, Modern painters, Nude art, Pablo Picasso, School of Paris, Visual arts, Paris

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