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Pablo Picasso (Spanish 1881-1973) Lithograph

Le Mousquetaire Bleu (Les Portraits Imaginaires). 1969. Lithograph. Signed in plate, number A 214/250 lower left. Sheet measures 25.75 in. high x 19.75 in. wide. In plex-glass frame measuring 26.75 in. high x 20.75 in. wide. 

Best known for his ever-evolving style, Pablo Picasso produced a huge body of work which spanned the 20th century. He explored many mediums, from oil painting and ceramics to pastel and silkscreen. Picasso led a fascinating, tempestuous life. At the age of seven, Picasso's father began to provide the boy with formal art training. Picasso's career took wing in Barcelona and Paris, where he lived in poverty and was even forced to burn his paintings for heat. Eventually, Picasso came to dominate the European art world, and would gravitate toward the tropical coasts of the French Riviera. It was here that he lived and worked for many years. The figures in his earliest work were classical and rather academic; later portraiture became increasingly abstract, often with jumbled facial features and inventive colors. Though his personal life was riddled with upheaval and controversy, Picasso the artist was remarkably uninhibited and prolific. He was a free-roaming explorer of art in all its styles and forms. 

Condition: In very good condition. No issues to note. 

Estimate: $350 - $550
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


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