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Lot 157: Picasso de 1916-1961 DELUXE EDITION with 2 extrasuites (for a total od 72 original lithographs by Picasso).
27 October 2016
Reston, VA, USALive Auction
Description: Picasso de 1916-1961 DELUXE EDITION with 2 extrasuites (for a total od 72 original lithographs by Picasso). COCTEAU, Jean, Illustrated by Picasso. Monaco: Editions Rocher, 1962. Signed in pencil by Cocteau and Picasso on the colophon page. One of the copies reserved for the artist and publisher from a total edition 255 copies. Illustrated with 24 original lithographs, of which 2 are double page, by Pablo Picasso. Deluxe edition with 2 extra suites of prints printed in handmade paper with Picasso watermark signature. Loose as issued in the original green paper wrappers, the front cover with a lithograph by Picasso and a cut-out profile revealing the title printed in wove paper underneath. The two suites are housed in two separate folders matching the wrappers paper, all guarded in the publishers slipcase in black split leather with gilt lettering on the spine. The paper of this edition is especially handmade with watermark signatures of Picasso and Cocteau. Ref: Cramer 117; Bloch 1037-60.
Condition Report: In very good condition. Complete condition report on request as well extra pictures.
Artist or Maker: Pablo Picasso - Jean Cocteau