Pablo Picasso, Minotaure aveugle guidé dans la nuit par une petite fille au pigeon (Blind Minotaur Led by Girl with Fluttering Dove) from the Vollard Suite, 1934

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Minotaure aveugle guidé dans la nuit par une petite fille au pigeon (Blind Minotaur Led by Girl with Fluttering Dove) from the Vollard Suite, 1934
Reference: Baer 436, Bloch 224
Medium: Etching on Montval laid paper
Edition: From the edition of 260 on Montval laid paper with the Vollard watermark published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris
Signature: This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # W-6325

Pablo Picasso Minotaure aveugle guidé dans la nuit par une petite fille au pigeon  (Blind Minotaur Led by Girl with Fluttering Dove) from the Vollard Suite, 1934 develops the subject of the Minotaur through the artist’s masterful use of line and figuration. The central figure, the blind Minotaur, is embedded with symbolism. With the head of a horned bull on a human body, Picasso emphasizes the strength and masculinity of his main character by with his grand scale in the scene, as well the precise definition to his musculature. The physical prowess and athleticism of the Minotaur is ultimately stripped away, as the creature becomes vulnerable without his sight. He relies on the guidance of a small female figure depicted in side profile. She carries a bird with outstretched wings, a symbol of freedom and peace, a motif that recurs throughout Picasso’s oeuvre.

Created in 1934, Pablo Picasso Minotaure aveugle guidé dans la nuit par une petite fille au pigeon Blind Minotaur Led by Girl with Fluttering Dove), from the Vollard Suite, 1934 is an etching on Montval laid paper. Hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin, from the edition of 260 on Montval laid paper, published by Ambroise Vollard, Paris.

CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ & COA:

Pablo Picasso Minotaure aveugle guidé dans la nuit par une petite fille au pigeon Blind Minotaur Led by Girl with Fluttering Dove), from the Vollard Suite, 1934 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work):

  1. Baer, Brigitte and Geiser, Bernhard. Picasso Peintre-Graveur, Tome II 1932 – 1934, Berne: Edition Kornfeld, 1992. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 436.
  2. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1967, Berne: Edition Kornfeld, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 224.
  3. Bolliger, Hans, Picasso’s Vollard Suite: Introduction by Hans Bollinger, New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. Publishers, 1977. Listed and illustrated in plate no. 95.
  4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Minotaure aveugle guidé dans la nuit par une petite fille au pigeon Blind Minotaur Led by Girl with Fluttering Dove), from the Vollard Suite, 1934  is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.

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