Femme Assise eu Chapeau et Femme debout drapee         

From Suite Vollard
Year: 1934
Medium: Etching printed on Montval laid paper with Montgolfier watermark
Image Size: 10.9 x 7.8”
Sheet Size: 17.75 x 13.37”
Frame Size: 22.5 x 18.5”
From the edition of 260
Reference: Bloch 210
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Femmes se Reposant

From Suite Vollard                  
Year: 1931
Medium: Drypoint printed on laid montval with Picasso Watermark
Image Size: 11.8 x 14.4” 
Sheet Size: 13.75 x 17.37”
Frame Size: 20.75  x 25.75”
From the edition of 260
Reference: Bloch 143
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Le Repos du Sculpteur devant une Bacchanale au Taureau

From Suite Vollard
Year: 1933
Medium: Etching printed on laid Montval with Montgolfier watermark
Image Size: 7.7 x 10.5”
Sheet Size: 13.5 x 17.62”
Frame Size: 20.25 x 22.18”
From the edition of 260
Signed in pencil lower right
Reference: Bloch 165
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From the Suite Vollard (S.V. 74)
Year: 1933
Medium: Etching printed on Montval laid paper with Montfolfier
Plate Size: 10.5 x 7.625"
Sheet Size: 19.75 x 15.25"
From the edition of 260
Reference: Bloch 187
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From the Suite Vollard (S.V. 49)
Year: 1933
Medium: Etching printed on Montval laid paper with Vollard watermark
Plate Size: 10.5 x 7.625"
Sheet Size: 19.75 x 15.25"
From the edition of 50
Signed in pencil
Reference: Bloch 158
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Pablo Picasso

Arguably the most influential artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso is a name that has become synonymous with avant-garde artistry, as well as with sheer creative precocity. As was his truly innovative style, Picasso routinely reinvented his works throughout his career, continually adopting and pioneering new styles and techniques during his lifetime. Although best known for his paintings, Picasso also worked extensively in sculpture, ceramics, etchings, and lithography.

The artist left his mark on the industry in 1908, when he collaborated with Georges Braque to revolutionize the art world through his establishment of the Cubist movement. The groundbreaking movement heavily focused on the depiction of objects as perceived by the intellect, rather than as perceived by physical appearance. Forcing the observer to take an active role in the assemblage of the image, Cubism is acclaimed for its utilization of a means of amassing imagery piece-wise, as would a puzzle. This construction of a new reality, coupled with the new constraints of a relationship between the artist and viewer, resulted in the innovational rejection of the otherwise conventional mirrored existence of time, a concept, which was entirely new for the time.

For Picasso, art resembled life, and therefore, the artist often referred to his work as a form of diary. The artists’ creations in various mediums were heavily influenced by his character, and often referenced his Spanish heritage, his infamous relationships with women, and his passionate and rebellious approach to the world around him.

Born in Malaga, Spain in 1881 to an art school instructor father, Pablo Picasso’s talent was immediately recognized. With his father’s encouragement, Picasso studied at La Lonja’s School of Fine Arts in Barcelona and later at the San Fernando Academy in Madrid. Uninspired by the restraints of academics, he dropped out to instead pursue his own course of artistic development, which included the studying of works by masters such as Goya, van Gogh, Cezanne, and other monumental artists of the time. At the young age of 18, Pablo Picasso assembled his first solo exhibition.  Earning a modest living through the sale of his works, Picasso moved to Paris in 1990, where his work was immediately well received. Picasso continued to create prolifically throughout his long life, working simultaneously in various styles of expression as well as various media, and died in 1973, at the age of ninety-one. The infamous works of Picasso are held in prestigious collections internationally, such as The Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery, and those institutions dedicated specifically to his works, such as the Museo Picasso Málaga.

Long-Sharp Gallery recommends resources such as these be consulted when studying the works and life of Pablo Picasso:
Zervos Volume I and Volume II
John Richardson (Volume I, Volume II, Volume III)
Picasso Museum (Barcelona)