29 June 2000
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
signed and dated '23.6.55 Picasso' (lower left)
ink on cardboard
155/8 x 12½in. (39.7 x 31.8cm.)
Executed on 23 June 1955
Acquired directly from the artist by Vincent Price.
T. W. Bresler (1968).
Selected Artists Galleries, New York.
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P. M. Orlan & M. Cot, La glace à deux faces, Bellegarde-Vichy 1957, p. 127 (illustrated).
This self-portrait was made on the occasion of the publication of the book la glace à 2 faces by Pierre Mac Orlan, Paris 1957. Picasso's photograph and his self portrait are illustrated on pp. 124 and 125.
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