Lucille Khornak Gallery
Pablo Picasso Le Cocu Magnifique -- complete illustrated book with 12 original etchings, 1968
Regular price $40,000.00
About In-folio Oblong Dimensions : 29x39 cm. Paris Atelier Crommelynck 1968 Edition #41 of 200 copies including 12 original out-of-text etchings (7 etchings, 4 etchings and aquatint and 1 etching, dry-point and aquatint) by Pablo Picasso. Signed in pencil by Picasso and Crommelynck on the justification. Copy on Rives BFK. Text in French. Full sheets loose as issued, in astonishingly perfect conditions. Original Bordeaux leather-covered portfolio with the title in black on minor wear of spine.
A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional spacewith the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs. Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France