Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)Attributed: Sculpteur, Modele Accroupi et Tete Sculptee (Sculptor, Model Crouching and Sculpted Head). Zinc etching plate believed to have been used by The Collectors Guild when they published their "School of Paris" series. Signed, dated in plate lower left. This plate was lightly coated with removable calcium carbonate powder to better facilitate photographing the work.
Nude woman on left right profile with a string of flowers in her hair seated on tiled floor, legs crossed, face tilted upward toward an abstract sculpted female head on a pedestal in profile; nude man with beard on left , his face close to the sculpted head, his right hand touching the chin of the sculpture; a garland of leaves also winds around the pedestal and sculpted head.
Picasso was the most dominant and influential artist of the first half of the twentieth century. Associated most of all with pioneering Cubism, alongside Georges Braque, he also invented collage and made major contributions to Symbolism and Surrealism.
11.25 x 8.25 inches plate.
The Collectors Guild, New York: Marcel Vogel, New York; sold in a private sale circa 2004/5 to the current owner, a California Gentleman.
Very good condition with regular wear associated with this type of object.