Pablo Picasso, Peintre au Travail (Painter at Work), 1963
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Peintre au Travail (Painter at Work), 1963|
|Reference:||Baer 1117, Bloch 1117|
|Medium:||Etching on Rives paper.|
|Image:||16 1/2 in in x 12 3/4 (41.9 cm x 32.4 cm)|
|Sheet:||21 3/4 in x 17 3/4 in (55.2 cm x 45.1 cm)|
|Framed:||27 5/8 in x 24 in (70.2 cm x 61 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin.|
|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.|
Pablo Picasso Peintre au Travail (Painter at Work), 1963 depicts three male figures conspicuously sitting beside each other. The contours of their bodies are highly irregular and almost erratic. The cross-hatchings add dimension to the areas where our eyes are immediately drawn in. Shadows guide the viewer where exactly to look as they form a stark contrast between black and white. The male figure in the middle sketches a picture of the nude on the right where he sits still as if frozen in time. Picasso adds a hint of cartoon and animal-like qualities in each of these figures. Upon closer inspection, their faces show a glimpse of either a faun or goat while their feet are almost claw-like. Picasso articulates playfulness by using humor to come across in this work. The cross between animal and human features maintains the hybridity of the simple yet dynamic nature of this work.
Created in 1963, Pablo Picasso Peintre au Travail (Painter at Work), 1963 is an etching on Rives paper hand-signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Peintre au Travail (Painter at Work), 1963 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. Picasso Peintre-Graveur, Tome V 1959 – 1965, Berne: Edition Kornfeld, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1111.
2. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1067. Berne: Edition Kornfeld, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1117.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.
About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Peintre au Travail (Painter at Work), 1963 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.