12 September 2007
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Le visage de la paix
signed, dated and inscribed 'Picasso Le 18.9.53 Vallauris' (lower right)
red wax crayon on paper
11 7/8 x 8½ in. (30.2 x 21.6 cm.)
Drawn on 18 September 1953
Gallerie 65, Cannes.
Anon. sale, Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc., New York, 19 October 1973, lot 41.
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.
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This drawing was executed on the frontispiece of Paul Eluard's Le Visage de la Paix (Paris, Editions Cercle d'Art, 1951), for which Picasso provided the illustrations.
Maya Widmaier-Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.
This work is sold pending confirmation by Claude Picasso.
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