b. 1881
- d. 1973
  • Spain
Turnover 2023
$USD 414.177.281
Record Sale
$USD 179.365.018

Pablo Picasso’s creative journey traversed numerous styles and periods, showcasing a relentless drive for innovation and reinvention. Picasso’s artistic talent manifested early, and his prodigious output throughout his lifetime demonstrated his extraordinary versatility across various mediums, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, and more.  Picasso’s journey began with traditional training, but he quickly shattered conventions, embarking on a quest to redefine artistic expression. His innovations in Cubism, along with Georges Braque, radically changed the course of art, deconstructing form and perspective.

Picasso’s profound influence extended beyond Cubism, as he embraced Surrealism, Expressionism, and other movements, consistently challenging norms and expanding his creative horizons. His work often reflected personal experiences, relationships, and the socio-political climate, making him a mirror of his times.  The extraordinary range of Picasso’s oeuvre includes iconic works such as “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon,” “Guernica,” and countless portraits and sculptures that capture his unique perception of the world.

Picasso’s exploration of form, color, and subject matter remains a testament to his insatiable curiosity and insurmountable artistic prowess. His legacy goes beyond the studio, as his collaborations with poets, writers, and fellow artists demonstrated his commitment to interdisciplinary dialogue. Pablo Picasso’s legacy endures as a beacon of artistic innovation and creative liberation, an artist who not only shaped his era but also laid the foundation for generations of artists to come.


Auction Record

Pablo PICASSO (1881-1973)
Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’) (1955)

114 x 146.4 cm

New York NY, United States
Looking Forward to the Past, 11 may 2015

Lot #8
Hammer price: $ 160,000,000
Price including buyer’s premium: $ 179,365,000
Estimate: $ 140,000,000

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