Pablo Picasso, Femme couchée et homme à la guitare (Reclining Woman and a Man with a Guitar), 1959

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Femme couchée et homme à la guitare (Reclining Woman and a Man with a Guitar), 1959
Reference: Bloch 916, Baer 1234
Medium: Original Linocut or Linoleum Cut
Image Size: 25 3/8 in x 20 7/8 in (64.5 cm x 53 cm)
Sheet Size: 29 3/4 in x 24 1/2 in (75.6 cm x 62.2 cm)
Framed Size: 44 in x 39 13/16 in (111.76 cm x 101.12 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 50.
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.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # w-5125

Distinctly sharp features and an air of femininity add to this exquisite color linoleum cut by Pablo Picasso. Boldly composed with rich dark tones and opaque shapes, this piece evokes a sense of beauty and sensuality. The woman is defined by the paler brown as well as a lacy web of sweetly curving lines that accentuate her womanly form. The man is less detailed in comparison, composed more of block-like shapes than delicate lines. Utilizing simple shapes and lines to create complex imagery, Picasso's abstract technique takes on a multitude of layers in this work.

Created in 1959, this original linocut or linoleum cut is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 - Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin. Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris and published by Louise Leiris, Paris, this work is numbered from the edition of 50.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Reclining Woman and a Man with a Guitar (Femme couchée et homme à la guitare), 1959 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. Berne : Editions Kornfeld, 1989. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1234.

2. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l'oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1067. Edition Kornfeld: Berne, 1984. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 916.

3. Lieberman, William S. and Donald L. McVinney. Picasso Linoleum Cuts. New York: Random House, 1985. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 29.

About the Framing:
Pablo Picasso Reclining Woman and a Man with a Guitar (Femme couchée et homme à la guitare), 1959 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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