PABLO PICASSO (1881-1973)

Tete d'Homme au Maillot Raye1964image: 16 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. sheet: 22 1/8 x 16 1/8 in. aquatint and soft-ground etching in colors
Sotheby's Paris, 2013
Private Collection, London
Bloch, Georges, Pablo Picasso: Catalogue de l'oeuvre grave et lithographie, Bern, 1972-1979, vol. 1, no. 1.164, p. 246 Baer, Brigitte, Picasso, peintre-graveur, Bern, 1989, vol. 5, no. 1.164 Bb, p. 183
Pablo Picasso's 1964 aquatint "Tete d'Homme au Maillot Raye" is one of a series of color aquatint portraits created just a decade before the artist's death in 1973.

Masterfully employing the aquatint and etching media, Picasso created this work after having acquired a lifetime worth of knowledge in working as an artist. Picasso helped shape the direction of Modern art, and the present work is a tangible symbol of the artist's genius. This piece is signed with a dedication to Picasso's friend and printer, Aldo Crommelynck.