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PABLO PICASSO

La Pique
Signed upper left: Picasso; dated and numbered upper right: 12.11.59.II Gouache and brush and India ink on paper 38.5 x 56.1 cm (15 ⅛ x 22 ⅛ in.) Painted on 12 November 1959

Provenance

  • Justin K. Thannhauser, New York.
  • Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris, n°9248
  • Eugene Istomin, Washington, by whom acquired from the above in the early 1960s;
  • Sale, Sotheby’s, New York, 4 May 2005, lot 208.
  • Acquired at the above sale by the present owner.

 

Exhibited

  • Paris, Galerie Louise Leiris, Pablo Picasso, Dessins 1959-1960, November – December 1960, no. 17 (illustrated in color).

 

Literature

  • Sabartés, A Los Toros avec Picasso, Montecarlo, 1961, no. 17 (illustrated in color).
  • Sabartés, Picasso: Toreros with four original lithographs, Montecarlo, 1961, no. 17, p. 150 (illustrated in color; titled The Thrust).
  • Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Œuvres de 1959 à 1961, vol. 19, Paris, 1968, ed. Cahiers d’Art, no. 74 (illustrated pl. 18).
  • The Picasso Project (ed.), Picasso’s Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings and Sculpture, The Fifties II, 1956-1959, San Francisco, 2000, no. 59-302, p. 362 (illustrated).
  • Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Œuvres de 1959 à 1961, vol. 19, Paris, 2013, ed. Cahiers d’Art, no. 74 illustrated.