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Pablo Picasso, Le Thé: Deux Femmes Nues et une Chat (The Tea: Two Naked Women and a Cat), 1965

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Le Thé: Deux Femmes Nues et une Chat (The Tea: Two Naked Women and a Cat), 1965
Reference:Bloch 1851; Baer 1358
Medium:Linocut on Arches paper.
Image:20 7/8 x 25 1/8 in. (53 x 63.9 cm.)
Sheet:24 ½ x 29 5/8 in. (62.2 x 75.3 cm.)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower margin. There were also five Artist’s Proofs.
Signature:This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower margin.
ID #w-7378
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Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Le Thé: Deux Femmes Nues et une Chat (The Tea: Two Naked Women and a Cat), 1965 is a intense black and white linocut that captures Picasso's artistic skill in this printing medium. The composition features two nude women, one reclining in the left side of the work, and the other taking up the right side. There is also a small cat outlined in the bottom of the work. Picasso's uses swirling lines in contrast with sharp angles to create an intricate design full of energy and texture. He makes great use of the negative space created by the lines and this allows the viewer to fill in every inch of the work with visual value. Picasso was a pioneer in the field of printmaking, using techniques in new and unusual ways to create never before seen linocuts, lithographs, etchings and aquatints. This linocut is a perfect example of how Picasso made the printmaking technique work for him and created something uniquely Picasso-esque.

Pablo Picasso Le Thé: Deux Femmes Nues et une Chat (The Tea: Two Naked Women and a Cat), 1965 is a Linocut on Arches paper. This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973) in pencil in the lower margin. Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower margin. There were also five Artist’s Proofs.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Le Thé: Deux Femmes Nues et une Chat (The Tea: Two Naked Women and a Cat), 1965 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 sale of the work).

1. Bloch, Georges. Pablo Picasso, Tome I Catalogue de l’oeuvre grave et lithographie 1904-1967, Edition Kornfeld: Berne, 1984. Illustrated as catalogue number 1851.
2. Baer, Brigitte. Picasso Peintre-Graveur Tome V: Catalogue Raisonne de L’oeuvre Grave et Lithographie et des Monotypes 1959-1965. Paris: Galerie Kornfeld Berne, 1989. Illustrated as catalogue number 1358.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso Le Thé: Deux Femmes Nues et une Chat (The Tea: Two Naked Women and a Cat), 1965 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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