Sold for roughly 49 million GBP to an unknown buyer, the quizzical portrait became available for sale at Sotheby's for the very first time.
Pablo Picasso is the greatest artist of the 20th century. Loved and admired around the world, Picasso’s artworks are a symbol of creativity and ingenuity. Ranging from paintings, ceramics, glass, lithographs, linocuts and etchings, everything Picasso created from Cubism to Modern Art inspired and influenced every artist who worked alongside him and after him.
Pablo Picasso’s Rose Period (1904-1906) coincides with a period of increased personal joy and romance for Picasso. In 1904, Picasso met Fernande Olivier, a French artist and model who became his muse and mistress.
Andy Warhol’s Endangered Species silkscreen prints are some of the most important works of his oeuvre. These 10 screen prints were the result of a conversation about ecological issues between Warhol and art dealers Ronald and Frayda Feldman.
Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s Soup Cans are perhaps the most well-known images of American modern art. Initially created as a series of thirty two canvases in 1962, the soup cans gained international acclaim as a breakthrough in Pop Art.
Victor Vasarely Zebra, 1937 is a highly contrasting somewhat-abstracted work that set the course for Optical Art in the 20th century.
In 1906, American writer and art collector Gertrude Stein arranged for famed artists Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso to meet. Little did she know that this fateful meeting would change the entire course of Modern art history.
A revolutionary style of modern art pioneered by Pablo Picasso, Cubism formed in response to the rapidly changing modern world. In collaboration with his friend and fellow artist Georges Braque, Picasso challenged conventional, realistic forms of art through the establishment of Cubism.
The Old Guitarist was created by Pablo Picasso in 1903 while he was living in Spain during what would be later referred to as his Blue Period, hallmarked by almost universal use of a monochromatic blue palette, somber and dismal subjects and an overall impoverished tone.
Known for his exquisite palate and control of color in his graphic oeuvre, Marc Chagall's stained glass windows are no exception. This incredible talent permeates his later work with the stained glass medium as well.
Le Reve, 1932 by Pablo Picasso has had quite the adventure since its creation. It was originally part of the collection of Victor and Sally Ganz who purchased the work in 1941 for $7,000.
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