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Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
The Arthur and Anita Kahn Collection: A New York Story
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

L'amour masqué

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
L'amour masqué
signed and dated 'Picasso 5.1.54.' (upper left)
brush and India ink on paper
12 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. (32 x 24 cm.)
Painted on 5 January 1954
Galerie Louise Leiris (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), Paris.
Perls Galleries, New York.
B.C. Holland Gallery, Chicago.
Mr. and Mrs. James Alsdorf, Winnetka, Illinois.
Anon. sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 13 December 1967, lot 80.
Acquired at the above sale by the late owners.
E. Tériade, ed., "Suite de 180 dessins de Picasso, 28 novembre 1953 au 3 février 1954," Verve, nos. 29-30, fall 1954 (illustrated prior to signature).
E. Tériade, M. Leiris and R. West, intro., A Suite of 180 Drawings by Picasso, Picasso and the Human Comedy, New York, 1954 (illustrated prior to signature).
C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1965, vol. 16, no. 140 (illustrated, pl. 48).
The Picasso Project, ed., Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture, The Fifties I, 1950-1955, San Francisco, 2000, p. 180, no. 54-040 (illustrated).

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