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Fri, Oct 7, 2022 02:00PM EDT - Thu, Oct 13, 2022 02:00PM EDT
Lot 170

Style of Pablo Picasso: Nu De Dos. Etching Plate and Corresponding Print

Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000

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$100,000 $5,000
Style of Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973): Nu De Dos. Etching Plate and Corresponding Print. Copper etched plate and reverse of a vintage etching printed in the 1970s on fine rag paper.
Picasso created the plate for this etching in 1956 at his villa at Cannes. The fleshy, sensual nude not only reveals Picasso's famously earthy love of women, but is also a superb formal foil for the economy and simplicity of line in which the figure is defined. "Nu de Dos" was created by Picasso for a portfolio by Jean Cocteau, which he offered in homage to Picasso on his 75th birthday. Please Note: A removable layer of calcium carbonate has been applied to the surface of the etched plate to better photograph the etched marks.

22.5 x 18.5 inches frame; 15 x 11 inches plate.

The etching :The Collectors Guild LTD, of New York; acquired from above in a private sale by the current owner, a California Gentleman.
The Copper Plate:  Marcel Vogel; sold in a private sale circa 2004/5 to the current owner, a California Gentleman.

Both in excellent condition, the copper plate has moderate wear, as expected.

NOTE: If documentation is not listed, the lot is sold without documents.

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