- Pablo Picasso (Spain 1881 – France 1973) was one of the most famous and influential artists of the 20th century. His contributions to the history of Modern Art—namely Cubism, the movement he developed with Georges Braque—as well as his ingenious use of form, color, and perspective, influenced countless artists.
“There are artists who transform the sun into a yellow spot, but there are others who, thanks to their art and intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun,” he once said.
Pablo Picasso first studied under the tutelage of his father and later went on to study at the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid. Deeply affected by the violence of the Spanish Civil War, Picasso created what is arguably his greatest and most overtly political work with Guernica (1937), a mural-sized painting depicting the horrors of war in contrasting grayscale. Today, his works are held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Tate Gallery in London, and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
This etching is number 26 of 30. This special serie was never used for sale but made for his employees and personally signed by Picasso which makes this etching very rare. It comes with a certificate of Claude Picasso.