• Old Master, Modern & Contempor auction at Christies

    Sale 7839

    Old Master, Modern & Contemporary Prints

    31 March 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 134

    Pablo Picasso

    Buste au Fond étoilé (M. 163; B. 594)

    Price Realised  

    Pablo Picasso
    Buste au Fond étoilé (M. 163; B. 594)
    lithograph, 1949, on Arches, signed in red crayon, numbered 33/50 (Mourlot calls for at least eight artist's proofs), the full sheet, deckle edges above and below, severe light-staining, retouching in black ink along the edges of the subject, possibly over surface abrasions caused by the removal of tape, some backboard staining verso
    L. 640 x 495 mm., S. 650 x 498 mm.


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