2 April 2008,
London, King Street
Price Realised GBP 23,300
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.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
The dedicatee is presumably Dr. Bernhard Geiser, art-historian and author of the catalogue of Picasso's early graphic work.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.