PABLO PICASSO
(spanish 1881-1973)
"PORTRAIT DE FEMME DE PROFIL"
1965, one of six rare and unique rincée impressions (there was also one in black, there was no numbered edition), with wide margins. Linoleum cut printed in white/cream, with extensive hand-additions in India ink and rinsed, on Arches.
image: 25 1/4 x 21 in. (64 x 53.2cm)
sheet: 29 5/8 x 24 5/8 in. (75.2 x 62.4cm)
[not in Bloch; Baer 1361].
provenance:
The artist.
By family descent.
Marina Picasso (Lugt 3698); Inventory 54968.
Jan Krugier Gallery, New York, New York.
Russeck Gallery, Palm Beach, Florida.
Collection of Richard Scrushy, Vestavia, Alabama.

note:
Sold to benefit HealthSouth shareholders, Birmingham, Alabama.

exhibited:
"Picasso: The Printmaker," Dallas Museum of Art, 1983, Curated by Brigitte Baer. (Traveled to Brooklyn Museum, New York, Detroit Institute of Art, Denver Museum of Art, No. 183. (Another of the six proofs exhibited)
"Picasso," Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara, Italy, 1987, No. 166 (Another of the six proofs exhibited).


Note:
We are grateful to Emmanuel Benador for his assistance in researching this work.

Note:
Executed in September of 1965, the present work which depicts the artist's second wife, Jacqueline, is one of Picasso's last large scale linoleum cuts. Unlike most of his other linoleum cuts, however, this image was never realized in a signed and numbered edition making this image quite special.

Estimate $50,000-80,000

The sheet very gently rippled. Two large pale thumbprints in the upper margin at sheet edge (possibly occured during working method of artist). Hinged to the support in places at the reverse of the margin edges (slight associated ripple/soft crease in upper right corner). Traces of rinse verso, pale offsetting verso, otherwise in very good original condition.


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Sold for $97,000 (buyer's premium included)