John Szoke Gallery

Picasso and the Muses

Picasso and the Muses

Pablo Picasso

The Viewing Room ‘Picasso and the Muses’ explores the significance of Pablo Picasso’s five most prominent muses: Olga Khokhlova, Marie-Thérèse Walter, Dora Maar, Françoise Gilot and Jacqueline Roque in the development of his work. The exhibition highlights the women behind the portraits and tell their stories while also tracing the ways they inspired and shaped Picasso’s artistic development.

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Peintre et modèle au fauteuil, 1963, linocut, 24 1/2 x 29 5/8 inches

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.

Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso

Portrait d’Olga au Col de Fourrure

1923

Image: 19 1/2 by 19 1/2 inches Sheet: 30 1/4 by 22 3/8 inches Framed: 36 1/2 x 34 1/16 inches

Drypoint printed on Arches wove paper

One of a small number of impressions printed by Lacourière, circa 1955 (Baer 109)

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Pablo Picasso

Visage de Marie-Thérèse

1928

Image: 7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches Sheet: 19 1/8 x 12 inches

Lithograph printed on Japan paper

A proof outside the edition of 75 Signed by the artist in red pencil, lower right Probably printed by Marchizet, 1928 Published by Galerie Percier, Paris (Bloch 95) (Baer 243.c.3)

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Pablo Picasso

Tète de femme No. 7. Portrait de Dora Maar

1939

Image: 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches Sheet: 17 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches Framed: 23 x 20 inches

Drypoint and sandpaper on four copper plates, printed in four colors (pink, blue, brown, black) on Montval paper

From the edition of 105 Printed by Lacourière, probably in 1942 (Bloch 1336) (Baer 655.D)

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Pablo Picasso

Tête de Femme No. 2. Portrait de Dora Maar

1939

Image: 11 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches Sheet: 17 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches Framed: 22 1/16 x 19 3/8 inches (gold )

Color aquatint printed on Montval paper

From the edition of 104 Dated in the plate '20.4.1939' Printed by Lacourière (Bloch 1340) (Baer 650.D)

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Dora Maar in her Paris apartment c1956, photographed by Lee Miller, via ft.com

Pablo Picasso

La Femme à la Résille (Femme aux Cheveux verts)

1949

Image: 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches Sheet: 26 x 20 1/4 inches Framed: 38 1/4 x 31 1/2 inches

Lithograph printed in colors on Arches wove paper

Signed by the artist in red pencil, lower right Numbered 29/50 in pencil, lower right Printed by Mourlot, Paris Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (Bloch 612) (Mourlot 178 ter) (Reuße 498)

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Pablo Picasso

Portrait de Jacqueline aux cheveux lisses

1962

Image: 25 3/16 x 20 11/16 inches Sheet: 29 5/8 x 24 7/16 inches Framed: 37 1/4 x 31 3/4 inches

Color linocut printed in beige, yellow, red, blue, and black on cream wove paper with Arches watermark

From the edition of 50 Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right Numbered 41/50 in pencil, lower left Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris 1963 (Bloch 1066) (Baer 1302.IV.B.a (v,b))

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Painter and his model, 1963, oil on canvas

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Portrait de femme à la fraise et au chapeau

Pablo Picasso

1962

Image: 13 3/4 x 10 5/8 inches Sheet: 24 7/16 x 17 5/16 inches Framed: 34 x 26 3/4 inches

Color linocut printed on cream wove paper with Arches watermark

From the edition of 50 Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right Numbered 19/50 in pencil, lower left Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris 1963 (Bloch 1145) (Baer 1323.VII.B.a.1 (v,2))

Pablo Picasso

Portrait de Jacqueline

1963

Image: 25 ¼ x 20 7/8 inches Sheet: 29 ¾ x 24 3/8 inches Framed: 36 x 31 1/2 inches

Linocut rincé printed in cream with China Ink on Arches paper

Signed, dedicated and dated 'pour Norman Granz/ son ami Picasso/le. 18.5.69' upper right, in felt-tip pen 5 impressions pulled Printed by Arnéra, 1963 (Baer 1245.C)

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Pablo Picasso

Portrait de femme de profil

1965

Sheet: 29 ½ X 24 ½ inches Framed: 38 x 32 ½ inches

Linocut printed in white rincée with India ink black on Arches wove paper with Arches watermark

One of approximately six recorded rincées proofs (there are also one or two proofs printed in black) Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris (Baer 1361)

Pablo Picasso

Peintre et modèle au fauteuil

1963

Image: 20 7/8 x 25 ¼ inches Sheet: 24 ½ x 29 5/8 inches Framed: 32 1/2 x 36 3/4 inches

Linocut rincé printed in cream with China Ink on Arches paper

Signed, dedicated and dated 'pour Norman Granz/ son ami Picasso/le. 18.5.69' upper right, in felt-tip pen Baer's first state (of two). One of approximately five impressions (there were also five impressions printed in brown and black). Printed by Arnéra, 1963 (Baer 1347, Z-XXIII 375)

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