2 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 23,300
Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000
Tete de Femme (B. 905; Ba. 1246 IV Bb)
linocut in colours, 1959, on Arches, signed in pencil, inscribed pour mon ami Bernard Geiser in black crayon, one of approximately twenty artist's proofs aside from the edition of fifty published by Galerie L. Leiris, Paris, 1960, the full sheet, some very pale pinpoint foxing only visible in the margins, otherwise in very good condition, framed
B. 642 x 533 mm., S. 750 x 625 mm.
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The dedicatee is presumably Dr. Bernhard Geiser, art-historian and author of the catalogue of Picasso's early graphic work.
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