Le Carmen des Carmen. With three aquatints, one drypoint and one lithograph in color by Picasso.
La Bibliothèque Française, Paris, 1949, Editeurs Français Réunis, Paris, 1964. Portfolio with three aquatints, one dry point, and one lithograph in colors, by Picasso, loose as issued, complete of title, justification page, and text with numerous illustrations and border decorations also by Picasso. Signed by Picasso and Aragon on the justification page; one of 245 copies on Arches wove paper, well preserved in the original publisher box. Total edition 275 copies. Reference Bloch. 1000-1005; Cramer books 126. $12.000.00
La flute double - 16 dessins, aquarelle, lavis by Picasso Pablo Picasso - Hélène Parmelin. Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Au Vent d'Arles, 1967. Limited edition, one of 500 numbered copies. Portfolio with 16 pochoirs by Jacomet of drawins, watercolors, and wash-drawings by Picasso, complete of title, text, colophon and table of contents printed in Verge d'Auvergne corail paper, and the 16 pochoirs printed in Auvergne Richard de Bas paper, all guarded in the original cloth folder. In very good conditions. $12,500.00
Contree Robert Desnos, Illustrated by Pablo Picasso. Robert Godet, Paris 1944. Limited edition of 213 numbered copies of which this copy is one of 200 in Lafuma pur fil paper. With one etching in frontispiece, loose as issued, with inverted signature and date Picasso 23.D.43. A collection of 25 poems by Robert Desnos, illustrated with 23 reproductions of different part of the etching to unveiling to the reader, page after page, the different aspects of the frontispiece. The etching depicts a seated figure in both sides, front and back, with millions of fine lines supporting the figure, the drawing acquires volume and intricacy, and questioning our sense of perception of the whole piece. The poems of the collection are highly militant, alluding to the occupation and imminent liberation; Desnos was arrested by Gestapo on February 1944, before the publication of the book, and died 15 months later. Please emai for full condition report and extra pictures Ref: Cramer 39 More pictures on request. $6,000.00
Picasso Pablo. Chronique des Temps Heroiques, 1956. Book with 3 original drypoints.
Max Jacob. Louis Broder, Paris 1956. Small 4to portfolio loose as issued, illustrated with 3 dryapoints in full page and 3 lithographs, double wrapps cover and frontispice, by Picasso. One of 150 numbered copies in Verge de Montval paper, signed in pencil by Picasso on justification page, total edition 170. This copy comes with an additional double lithograph, from the cover wrappers. I addition the portfolio is illustrated with 24 woodengravings by Georges Aubert after Picasso drawings. Complete in the original lithographic wrappers and lithographic slipcase. Reference Cramer#78. $4,000.00
Deux Contes, 1947, book with 4 engravings by Picasso.
Deux Contes: Le Centaure Picador. Reventos, Ramon. Edition Albor Paris/Barcelona, 1947. Limited edition in 250 numbered copies. French Edition. Folio (335 x 258 mm; 13-1/4 x 10-1/4 in.); text in French, illustrated with 4 original full-page black and white engravings with burin by Pablo Picasso; loose in Lana wove paper, wrappers with title in a faxsimile of the artists’s handwriting on the front, guarded the original wooden boards with ties, with burgundy title faxsimile of artist’s handwriting. Scarce copy in the wooden boards Ref: Goeppert 44. Bloch 468-471. Rauch 66. Cramer 44. Pictures on Request. $6,000.00
Six Contes FantastiquesParis, Flammarion, 1953. Maurice Toesca. Illustrated with 6 engravings with burin by Picasso. Loose as issued in the original printed wrappers, complete of cloth chemise and matching slipcase. One of 75 copies on Velin de Montval, from a total edition of 225 copies. Condition: Light tanning on the wrappers, Chemise and slipcase with visible scratches and wear. Inside Very Good near Fine Ref: Cramer 66. PICTURES ON REQUEST. $10,000.00
ÉLÉGIE D'IHPÉTONGA, with four lithographs by Picasso.
Yvan Goll. Éditions Hémisphères, Paris 1949. Complete portfolio with 4 lithographs by Picasso and poems by Yvan Goll. Loose as issued in paper wrappers, chemise, and matching slipcase. One of 180 copies in Rives wove paper, from a total edition of 200 copies. The lithographs were printed by Mourlot Frere Atelier in Paris. Paper wrapper worn. Ref: Cramer 53, Bloch 605-608; Mourlot 177. $4,000.00
L'Age de Soleil.Illustrated by Pablo Picasso. GODET, Robert-J. Paris: Aux dépens de l'auteur, 1950. One of 100 copies on Vélin du Marais with frontispiece etching "Picasso pour Roby", in black, and with an ORIGINAL POINTE-SÈCHE “La Torera” dated in plate 29 April 1944. In the original stiff wrappers, lightly tanned. Very Good condition Ref: Cramer n° 57. PICTURES ON REQUEST. $5,000.00
Dons des Feminines.Penrose, Valentine. Preface de Paul Eluard. Etching by Pablo Picasso. Paris "Les Pas Perdus", 1951. Original edition illustrated by halftone reproductions after collages by Valentine Penrose. Limited in 400 copies, of which this copy is one of 350 copies, sur Velin, with an etching by Pablo Picasso especially made for this book: The Couple. The etching shown the cancellation bars on the right upper corner, and is numbered in pencil. The soft cover book is guarded in a custom-made box. Very good condition Ref: Cramer 61, Bloch 690. PICTURES ON REQUEST. $3,000.00
Témoignage.Jean Cocteau. Pierre Bertrand Editeur Paris, 1956. Homage to Pablo Picasso in occasion of its seventy-fifth birthday. Limited in 125 numbered copies. Illustrated with an original etching by Picasso depicting a nude turned on the back, dated, signed, and inscribed in plate, and an original etching by Paul Lemagny, a portrait of Picasso. Very rare copy, in very good conditions. PICTURES ON REQUEST. $2400.00
Carnet de la Californie [Picasso's Sketchbook, 1955 - 1956].Boudaille, George. Editions Cercle d’Art, Paris 1960. Limited in 1000 copies. Reproduction in facsimile of Picasso's Sketchbook, bounded in a spiral notebook. The portfolio contains Picasso’s sketches between 1955 and 1956, 25 pages of illustration that exactly duplicate the artist’s original sketchbook. The colorful, black and white, and red pencil sketches were pulled in press by the master lithographer Fernand Mourlot. very good, minor wear. $1500.00
Picasso A Los Toros. 1961- with 4 original Lithographs A Los Toros mit Picasso - Monte Carlo, André Sauret 1961. With 4 original lithographs by Picasso, of which one in 24 colors, and 3 in black printed by Mourlot: "La pique", "Le picador", "Jeu de la cape", "Les banderilles". In pictorial hard cover and original slipcase. German Edition. $1800
Picasso. Eugenio d’Ors. 1930,with 4 pochoirs in color. Picasso. Eugenio d’Ors. Editions des Chroniques du Jour 1930. Illustrated with four color pochoir plates, and 48 plates in Black and White. One of 600 numbered copies of the French edition. Good conditions cover worn $1,200
PABLO PICASSO PAR CHRISTIAN ZERVOS. 2nd VOL. 1906-1912. 2nd Vol(oeuvres de 1906-1912)Limited in 700 copies. Text in French, with more than 150 illustrations in black and white. Bound with two title pages, binding in red and black cloth. In very good condition. $665.00
Arts et Metiers Graphiques No. 26. Le livre d'art international. 15 Nov. 1931.with illustrations and horse-texte plates by Picasso, Dufy, Max Ernst, Pascin, Segonzac, Odilon Redon and others. $500.00
Picasso, Peintre-Graveur: Catalogue Illustre de L'Oeuvre Grave et Lithographie, 1899-1931. Catalogue of Picasso etchings and lithographs between 1899-1931. Text in French. Total edition 500 copies, this copy is one of the 50 out of commerce. Single volume. Hard cover in beige cloth worn, with stain and discoloration, inside there is a split between the front cover and first page. The book is solid attached to the spine and all the pages inside are clear. Good copy in good condition. $200.00
Goodbye Picasso. New York, Grosset & Dunlap,1974. Photographer David Douglas Duncan designed and produced the book in honor of Picasso after the death of the artist in April 1973. The book is the testimonial of longtime friendship between the artist and Duncan, and it includes many pictures of Picasso at work and in relaxed moment of his life, pictures of paintings and sketches, in colors and Black and white. The book is in very good condition, complete of dust-jacket slightly worn with a 2 inches tear on the top right corner. The orange cloth hard cover and the book inside are in excellent condition. $180.00
Picasso's Picassos. David Douglas Duncan Harper & Row, New York, 1961. Issued for the 80th birthday of Picasso, the book is a recollection of Picasso work between 1895-960. The photographic reportage was shoot by Duncan in Villa La Californie in Cannes on the French Riviera, where Picasso was living with his wife Jacqueline. The book contains many illustrations, tipped in plates in colors, photographs of Picasso, and black and white illustrations, the text is reach of anecdotes and presents a fine portraits of Picasso life through is work and time. The Book is good condition, complete of dust jacket worn with tears in several parts, the beige cloth hard cover is lightly stained on the edges. The book inside is in very good condition, except for some pages with minor stains and defects. Overall a good copy in good conditions. $180.00
JE SUIS LE CAHIER: The Sketchbooks of Picasso. Glimcher, Arnold and Marc Glimcher. Atlantic Monthly, Boston, 1986. The book present the private sketchbooks of Picasso, the visual journey and annotations of the artist, preceding his paintings and artwork. The book, richly illustrated in color and Black and White, features 175 sketchbooks, and essays by Claude Picasso, Robert Rosenblum, Sam Hunter, Francoise Gilot, and others. The final section of the book serves as catalogue raisonne. The book accompany the exhibition at the Pace Gallery in New York in 1986, where the sketchbooks were presented. In very good conditions. Complete of dust jacket, reproducing one of the Picasso sketchbook cover, and red cloth hard cover, all in very good condition. Inside all pages and illustration are clear and in very good/Fine condition. $150.00
Picasso. Variations on Velazquez' Painting “The Maids of Honor”. Jaime Sabartes, Pablo Picasso. Harry Abrams, 1959. Pictorial hard cover. With a personal reflection by Jaime Sabartes. Profusely illustrated with tipped-on plates in color and B/W including Velazquez plate of The Maid of Honor. In very good conditions. Hard cover without jacket, slightly worn. $125.00
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Un Poeme dans Chaque Livre.Paul Eluard. Louis Broder Paris, 1956. In Octavo (8x73/8 in.) Loose as issued in original wrappers, in Montval laid paper, chemise and slipcase in blue satin. One of 100 numbered copies on Rive wove paper. Signed on justification page by all the artists with exception of Leger, Laurens and Tanguy. The book is a tribute to Paul Eluard, who died in 1952, and includes a collection of 12 poems printed in facsimile Eluard’s handwriting, and 16 prints that accompany Eluard's poems by: Picasso (2 etchings), Braque (etching), Leger (lithograph), Ernst (etching), Beaudin (drypoint), Chagall (etching), Masson (etching), Arp (woodcut), Dominguez (drypoint), Miro (etching), Giacometti (etching), Villon (etching), Laurens (woodcut), Hugo (drypoint), Tanguy (etching). Beautiful rare edition. Condition: Very Good/Fine. Slipcase and chemise worn with satin heavily discolored. Inside in fine condition. pictures on request. SOLD
14 dessins originaux graves sur cuivre. Portofolio of 14 etching after PICASSO Pablo Picasso. Complete portfolio of 14 etchings after Picasso drawings. First limited edition one of 300 copies numbered on the justification page. The etchings are signed in plate and numbered in pencil. Loose as issued complete of justification page guarded in the original gray clam-shell box. Very good condition. PICTURES ON REQUEST sold
Le Carmen des Carmen. With three aquatints, one drypoint and one lithograph in color by Picasso.
La Bibliothèque Française, Paris, 1949, Editeurs Français Réunis, Paris, 1964. Portfolio with three aquatints, one drypoint, and one lithograph in colours, by Picasso, loose in Arches wove paper, complete of title, text, numerous illustrations and border decorations also by Picasso, and justification page. Signed by Picasso and Aragon on the justification page; one of 275 copies, well preserved in the original publisher box. Reference Bloch. 1000-1005; Cramer books 126 Sold
Un éventail 1905 – 1014.10 ORIGINAL POCHOIRS BY PICASSO. Editions Leda, Paris. 1962. Pablo Picasso Illustrator, Jaime Sabartes. Red cloth folder Portfolio, with foreword by Jaime Sabartes, 10 pochoirs realized by Daniel Jacomet (7 in colors) and a lithograph in colors printed by Mourlot, after works (1905 to 1914) by Picasso. Loose as issued, one of 260 numbered copies. The lithograph and pochoirs are printed in different sizes. Very good condition. Ref.: Monod Vol. II n° 9080. PICTURES ON REQUEST sold
Femmes et Faunes
Antonina Vallentin. Au Vent d'Arles, Paris 1956. Complete portfolio of 12 pochoirs of drawings after Picasso, printed in black and white, and colors, in wove paper Richard de Bas, specially watermarked for this edition. Limited and numbered edition of which our copy is N: 66/200. The 12 pochoirs were executed by Jacomet, and are all well preserved in the original beige cloth folding case with pictorial title by Picasso. Total Edition : 200 copies + 26 copies H.C. Dimension: 51 x 41 cm. In very good condition SOLD
Pablo Picasso. Mes Dessins d'AntibesWITH 16 POCHOIRS BY PICASSO. Avant-Propos de Georges Salles. Au Pont des Arts, Paris, 1958. Portfolio of 16 lithographs by Picasso, on Arches paper, one of 300 numbered copies. Loose as issued, complete of colophon, text, and prints, in the publisher’s linen portfolio case with ties. The series "Mes dessins d'Antibes" of sixteen pochoirs on velin d'Arches pur Chiffon (by Daniel Jacomet) represent the ancient Greece of Antibes, Antipolis. Published in Paris during 1958, this work reproduces the original Picasso drawings of 1946, representing the austere mythological interaction of the Centaur, the Nymph and the Faun, a constant theme in Picasso's post-war period. Very good condition. Size: 25 ¾” x 19 ¾ “inches (65 x 50 cm) PICTURES REQUEST Sold
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LYSISTRATA with 6 etchings by Picasso
Aristophanes, Illustrated by Pablo Picasso with an introduction of Gilber Seldes. New York: The limited Edition Club, 1934 One of 1500 copies in Rives wove paper, bonded in the paperboard cover with a design after Picasso printed in color, in the original blue paperboard chemise, the slipcase is available but is in need of restoration. Signed in pencil by Picasso in the justification page. Picasso illustrated Aristophanes’ famous comedy, Lysistrata, translated in English by Gilbert Seldes, with 6 etchings in the same classical style, characterized by purity of line and balance of composition, which he used to illustrate Ovid’s Metamorphoses in 1931. The book is enriched by many lithographic drawings that interwoven with the text. In very good condition. SOLD
L’Ecuyere, 1960. Original lithograph signed and numbered in pencil by Picasso, realized for the newspaper "Le Patriote" in Nice.One of 200 copies. 21 5/8 x 27¼ in. (549 x 692 mm.) Ref: Bloch 999 Mourlot 333 Sold
Trente ans d'activité. Gérald Cramer. Geneva, Gérald Cramer 1971. The complete portfolio, comprising 9 signed etchings, 2 signed lithographs printed in colors, and 4 unsigned reproductions printed in colors, by various artists, printed on various papers, each numbered 102/125 in pencil or ink, Chadwick and Zao Wou-Ki dated, the text leaves on Rives paper, the full sheets, in excellent condition aside from Picasso with pale time-staining, with original paper wrappers, in original linen- and wood-covered portfolio box with metal clasp designed by Alexander Calder (some wear, scratches). Artists & Titles Include: Lynn Chadwick, Golden Wedding, 1968; Marc Chagall, Composition à l'horloge, 1967 (C. 33); André Dunoyer de Segonzac, L'Eglise à Travers les Arbres, 1954; Max Ernst, Composition, 1968 (S./L. 129B); Marino Marini, Jongleurs, 1955 (G. A36); André Masson, Jeune Fille Présentant une Gravure Surréaliste, 1967 (C. 85); Joan Miró, Jeune Fille aux Deux Oiseaux, 1967 (D. 549); Henry Moore, Two and Three Piece Reclining Figures, 1967 (C. 95); Pablo Picasso, Personnages, 1966 (B. 1241); David Alfaro Siqueiros, Femme qui Marche, 1967; Zao Wou-Ki, Composition, 1967. Also included are reproductions of works after Jean Arp, Composition, 1960; Georges Braque, L'oiseau, 1950; Henri Matisse, Sirène, 1952; Jacques Villon, Composition, 1956. Ref: Cramer books#150, Bloch#1241. SOLD
POUR DANIEL-HENRY KAHNWEILER. With a suite of 2 original lithographs signed by Picasso and 7 Original lithographs signed by various artists.
Werner Spies and others authors. Publisher Verlag Gerd Hatje, 1965. One of 100 numbered copies, with a suite of 9 lithographs on Rives wove signed. The book is bounded in blue cloth cover, wrapped in a wove dust-jacket with an original lithograph by Picasso on the front depicting a face in cubist stile. The suite in a separate blue cloth folder, with title and copy number printed on the front. Conceived by Spies as a tribute for Daniel Kahnweiler in the occasion of his 80th birthday, the book assembles testimonials from notable authors and artists, retracing the lifelong career of this great art dealer. The book contains: Text reproduced in facsimile, mostly letters, by Apollinaire, Artaud, Braque, Derain, Gris, Jacob, Klee and many others. Many reproductions that illustrated the articles, and nine original lithographs, of which two by Picasso, one in the book and one printed on the jacket, both dated in plate June 12, 1964 (12.6.64). The separated suite contains: A set of the 9 lithographs printed on the book, loose and signed in pencil from the following artists: Andre Beaudin, Elie Lascaux, Sebastien Hadengue, Eugene de Kermadec, Andre Masson, Pablo Picasso (two lithographs), Suzanne Rogers, and Yves Rouvre. Lithographs printed by Mourlot. Both Books and Suite are in very good condition, preserved in slipcase. The dust-jacket spine is very lightly tanned, and has very light crease in the bottom edge on the front. More pictures on request SOLD
Les Menines et la Vie.
With AN ORIGINAL SIGNED ENGRAVING. Text by Jamie Sabartes, Edition Cercle d’Art Paris, 1958. Illustrated with one original engraving with burin by Pablo Picasso, dated on the plate and signed in multicolored pencil. One of 100 DELUXE copies, on Richard de Bas paper. Reference: Cramer 97/Bloch 857. SOLD
Notre Dame de Vie. DELUXE edition, with signed linocut by Picasso.
Helene Parmelin, Pablo Picasso. Notre Dame de Vie Secret d’alcove d’un atelier. Editions Cercle d’Art Paris, 1966 Brown leather and cloth covered box, with gilt lettering on the spine, and with a color reproduction of Picasso’s signature on the front. Deluxe limited edition on 150 copies. This book is the last of three volumes of “Secrets d’alcove d’un atelier”. A loose linocut, with inverted date 16.2.66 in the plate, signed and numbered in pencil, accompanies the book. The print represents the portrait of the painter Edouard Pignon, the husband of Heleine Permelin. Very good and rare copy. REF: Cramer #134. SOLD
Cinq Sonnets de Petrarque.
La Fontaine de Vaucluse, MCMXLVII (Paris, 1947) With an original etching by Picasso (Bloch 370), translated in French by Luois Aragon. One of 100 copies on Arches wove of a total edition of 110. Each copy is inscribed with a different handwritten proverb by Louis Aragon, in lieu of his signature, and is numbered in ink by Aragon. This book includes five sonnets from the “Canzoniere” conceived and written by Francesco Petrarca after the death of his beloved Laura on 1348. Picasso’s etching for the book is a beautiful oval face surrounded by flowing hair, representing the idealized portrait of Laura, but it was the homage of Louis Aragon to Elsa Triolet, a Russian he met in 1928 after a suicide attempt, and who changed his life. In the dedicatory epigraph Aragon wrote:”They said Laura was somebody Else” the printing of the capital letter E make a possible equation between Laura and Else, or Laura and Elsa. Ref: Cramer 47, Bloch 370, Bloch books 43. inscribed: a short note written by the author or a previous owner in the beginning of a book, generally accompanied by a signature SOLD