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Pablo Picasso, La Bouteille de Rhum (Bottle of Rum), c. 1965

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Artist Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title La Bouteille de Rhum (Bottle of Rum), c. 1965
Reference OPP.65:071; Daix-Rosselet 414
Medium Color Lithograph with hand-applied stencil coloring
Image Size 24 in x 19 5/8 in (61 cm x 49.9 cm)
Sheet Size 32 1/8 in x 26 3/4 in (81.6 cm x 67.9 cm)
Framed Size 43 3/4 in x 38 1/2 in (111.1 cm x 97.8 cm)
Edition Numbered from the edition of 250 in pencil in the lower left margin
Signature This work is hand signed by Pablo Picasso
Condition A bold impression in very good condition.
Gallery Price Sold
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ID # w-5089

Capturing the essence of Picasso’s prolific and revolutionary cubist period in the early 1900s, La bouteille de rhum is evidence of his fragmented and abstracted take on the still life genre.  This work is captivating in every sense as it seeks to represent this cylindrical bottle from every angle against a two-dimensional space – as is the goal of most cubist works.  It blends into a series of brown, yellow, and black tones that appear to be arranged in a chaotic geometry that continues to make perfect sense to his audience.  This is a truly groundbreaking and magnificent piece, whose large scale and grandeur makes this a quintessential Picasso for any art collection.

Created in c. 1965, this original color lithograph is hand signed by Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 250 in pencil in the lower left margin.  Published by Guy Spitzer, Paris after an original oil on canvas of the same title by Picasso created in 1911.  Both of Guy Spitzer’s embossed blindstamp and ink stamp appears in the lower left recto and lower left verso, respectively.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Bottle of Rum (La Bouteille de Rhum), c. 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 final sale of the work).
1.    Daix, P. and Rosselet, J. (1979). Le cubisme de Picasso – Catalogue raisonné de l’œuvre peintre 1907 – 1916. Ides et Calendes: Neuchâtel. Original oil on canvas is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 414 on pg. 268.

2.    Palau, J. (1996). Picasso Cubism (1907 – 1917). Ediciones Poligrafa, S.A.: Barcelona. Original oil on canvas is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 603 on pg. 221.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Pablo Picasso Bottle of Rum (La Bouteille de Rhum), c. 1965 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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