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Lot 13

Pablo Picasso "Le Danseur" Linocut 1965

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000

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Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973). Lithograph and linocut in colors titled "Le Danseur" depicting a highly stylized portrait of a figure, 1965. Dated in reverse along the upper edge in plate, May 23, 1965. Pencil signed along the lower right margin; numbered 95/200 along the lower left margin.

Provenance: B.C. Holland, Chicago 1991; Private Connecticut Collection, 1991; Private Minnesota Collection.

Lot Essay:
Pablo Picasso stands as one of the most renowned and prolific artists of the 20th century, whose innovative and groundbreaking work revolutionized the course of Western art. Born in Malaga, Spain, Picasso demonstrated exceptional artistic talent from a young age and received formal training at various art academies. His early works, influenced by Symbolism and the Blue and Rose Periods, showcased his versatility and mastery of traditional techniques.

Picasso's career underwent a seismic shift with the advent of Cubism, a movement he co-founded alongside Georges Braque. Cubism shattered conventional notions of perspective and representation, presenting multiple viewpoints simultaneously and breaking objects down into geometric forms. Picasso's seminal work "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" (1907) marked a turning point in art history, foreshadowing the radical innovations that would follow.

Throughout his prolific career, Picasso continued to push artistic boundaries, experimenting with diverse styles and mediums, including sculpture, ceramics, and collage. His involvement with Surrealism and his exploration of African and Iberian art further enriched his artistic vocabulary. Picasso's work often reflected his personal experiences, political convictions, and tumultuous relationships, imbuing his art with emotional depth and psychological complexity.

Picasso's influence transcended the confines of the art world, shaping the cultural landscape of the 20th century and beyond. His legacy as a visionary artist, innovator, and provocateur continues to resonate, inspiring generations of artists and sparking dialogue about the nature of creativity and artistic expression. Through his relentless pursuit of innovation and his fearless embrace of experimentation, Picasso left an indelible mark on art history, cementing his status as a titan of modernism and one of the most enduring figures in the pantheon of great artists.

Sight; height: 27 3/4 in x width: 22 1/2 in. Framed; height: 39 3/4 in x width: 33 1/2 in.


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