Pablo Picasso

Spanish artist, 1881-1973

As one of the greatest and most influential artists of the 20th century, Picasso is known for co-founding the Cubist movement, the invention of constructed sculpture, the co-invention of collage, and for the wide variety of styles that he helped develop and explore. Exceptionally prolific throughout the course of his long life, Picasso achieved universal renown and immense fortune for his revolutionary artistic accomplishments, and became one of the best-known figures in 20th-century art. Nowadays, four works by Picasso are among the ten most expensive paintings in the world.

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Picasso, Pablo

painter and sculptor (1881-1973). Autograph letter signed „Picasso“ with a small sketch of a sock. Golfe-Juan. Folio. 1 page. Pencil. Expected folding.
$ 32,544 / 28.000 € (59908)

In Spanish on the verso of a printed menu to an unidentified friend: „Aqui estamos todos juntos con Minuni“ (the torero Francisco Reina called „El Minuni“). Picasso is thanking the recipient for sending the „michons“ (socks in Catalan) and is drawing a sock.

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Picasso, Pablo

Maler (1881-1973). Portraitphotographie mit eigenh. Unterschrift bildseitig. o. O. u. D. 140 : 98 mm.
$ 2,906 / 2.500 € (81659)

Brustbild des Künstlers im Profil vor einem seiner Gemälde stehend. Rückseitig gedruckt: „Image du film de Paul Haesaerts ,Visite à Picasso’. N° 6“. Die Dokument stammt aus dem Jahr 1949.

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Picasso, Pablo

Maler (1881-1973) Eigenh. Testat mit Datierung und Unterschrift. Vallauris. 8vo (120 : 169 mm).
$ 6,393 / 5.500 € (81660)

„Esta cose est mía […]“ auf der Rückseite eines gedr. Karte, die ein Gemälde von Picasso zeigt. Provenance : Galerie Rousso

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Picasso, Pablo

painter and sculptor (1881-1973). Autograph letter signed „Picasso“. N. p. n. d. 8vo. 1 p.
$ 16,272 / 14.000 € (83303)

ALS presumably from 1921. „Monsieur, Très heureux de vous connaître, je serai à la maison demain vendredi le matin vers onze heures. Voulez-vous? Mes meilleures salatuations. Picasso“ Picasso invites the unknown receipient to visit him the next day around eleven o’clock. In 1921 Picasso’s first child, Paulo, was born. It was a year, Picasso created decorations and costumes design for Cuadro Flamenco, Andalusian dances and songs suites. It premiered at the Parisian Gaîté-Lyrique Theater in May. After that Picasso also got his work back, which was confiscated during the war by the French government.

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Picasso, Pablo

painter and sculptor (1881-1973). Autograph note signed „Picasso“. Cannes. 92 : 210 mm. 1 p. Envelope Jacqueline Picasso’s hand.
$ 5,230 / 4.500 € (83304)

Note signed by Picasso „Picasso“ to Jean Leymarie of the Musée National d’Art Moderne in Paris: „Joyente fête - Jean […]“. Signed by Picasso and Jacqueline Roque Picasso, Catherine Hutin-Blay et Bella. Jacqueline Picasso (1927–1986) was the last muse and second wife of Pablo Picasso. Their marriage lasted 11 years until his death, during which time he created over 400 portraits of her, more than any of Picasso's other loves. Catherine Hutin-Blay was her daughter, and step daughter of Pablo Picasso. Pablo Picasso perhaps the most influential and recognizable painter of the 20th century, is well known for his deep love and appreciation for women.

Although he had many lovers throughout his life, only eight of them became his muses. The first of his muses was Fernande Olivier (1881-1966), who was also his first long-time partner. She is depicted in many pieces from his Rose Period. She left him after he became to possessive. The second of his muses was Eva Gouel (1885-1915) who was one of Fernande’s friends. Eva is often called the „queen of his cubist works” as she appeared in a series of his works of that genre. The third of his muses, Olga Khokhlova (1891-1955), a Russian ballerina, became his first wife. She was a big opponent of the Cubism he was developing at the time and demanded to be painted in a completely different style. The fourth of Picasso’s muses was Marie-Thérèse Walter (1909-1977), who was 29 years younger then Picasso. She modelled for his Surrealistic pieces. The fifth muse was Dora Maar (1907-1997). She was a photographer and a painter and witness to him creating his masterpiece Guernica. With Françoise Gilot (1921) Picasso had two children. In 1964 she published her memoirs called Life with Picasso and moved to New York. He painted a series of at least 20 drawings of Geneviève Laporte (1926-2012), who ended the relationship in 1953..

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Picasso, Pablo

painter and sculptor (1881-1973). Autograph restaurant menu, signed. Saint-Raphaël. 130 : 70 mm. Folded.
$ 5,230 / 4.500 € (83306)

Pretty restaurant menu signed by Picasso and Michel Leiris and others. The menu is from the restaurant La Voile d’Or, a restaurant in Saint-Raphaël. The specialities are Paté de foie gras truffé di Périgord, tortilla, Cocktail de langoustines and more. Michel Leiris (1901-1990) was a French surrealist writer and ethnographer. He was üart of the Surrealist group in Paris. In 1926, he married Louise Godon, the stepdaughter of Picasso's art dealer Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler. He regularly contributed articles on artists such as Picasso. In 1919 Picasso painted „Still life in a window in Saint-Raphael“.

Picasso made this watercolor in the summer of 1919 while vacationing with his first wife, Olga Koklova, in Saint-Raphaël on the French Riviera. The newlyweds shared a cramped room with a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea..

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Picasso, Pablo

painter and sculptor (1881-1973). Autograph note signed. "1 Rue Bernard Lazare, Nîmes". 107:74 mm. 1 p.
$ 7,555 / 6.500 € (60916/BN44815)

In Spanish, to André Castel: "[...] Con un abrazo de su Picasso mil amistades [...]".

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Picasso, Pablo

painter and sculptor (1881-1973). Autograph letter signed. Paris. 4to. 1 page.
$ 20,921 / 18.000 € (80950/BN52876)

To the publisher Ambroise Vollard, to whom he grants the right to reproduce some old watercolours: "Je vous autorise gracieusement de reproduire dans un livre ou autrement les acuarelles que j'ai faites en espagne vers 1905 et que vous avez. P.S. Il est entendu que en retour vous m'enverrez deux magnifiques exemplaires [...]" ("I graciously authorize you to reproduce in a book or otherwise the watercolours I made in Spain around 1905 and that you have. P.S. It is understood that in return you will send me two magnificent copies [...]").

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Picasso, Pablo

Lettre autographe signée adressée à Inés Sassier.
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To Inés Sassier: "Ma chère Inès, voici une lettre qu'il faudrait apporter chez Monsieur de Sarrise. Bien des amitiés de tout le monde. Je vous embrasse". - In 1936, Picasso had met Ines Sassier and her sister in Mougins while vacationing with Paul and Nusch Eduard and had brought them back to work for him at the Rue de Boétie apartment. Although Inés had left Paris during the war she returned there to work for Picasso as his housekeeper. For more than three decades, she would serve as Picasso's friend, advisor cook and confidant.


Picasso, Pablo

Photograph signed.
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Photograph by Picasso, the image depicting the painter outdoors, in a half length profile pose, seated at table having a coffee alongside Henri-Georges Clouzot, both smoking. Picasso with his arm up explains something to Clouzot who closely listens to him. Signed by Picasso in blue ink to the lower light border of the photograph. With full provenance explanation to the verso by the restaurant owner where the photograph was obtained in Antibes, 1956. - The French film director Henri-Georges Clouzot (1907-77) directed, inter alia, the documentary film "The Mystery of Picasso" (1956), which was declared a national treasure by the government of France.


Picasso, Pablo

Signed picture postcard by Picasso and friends.
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