May 06, 2021 - Sale 2566

Sale 2566 - Lot 312

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 8,000
Reflexion du Peintre sur la Vie.

Drypoint, 1967. 345x295 mm; 13 5/8x11 5/8 inches, full margins. One of only 3 proofs before the steel-facing and beveling of the plate, aside from the published edition of 50 and 15 artist's proofs. Inscribed "épreuve avant aciérage" in pencil with the artist's signature ink stamp, lower margin. Printed by Crommelynck, Mougins. Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris. From 60 Gravures. Ex-collection Marina Picasso, with the black ink stamp (Lugt 3698, verso) and registered with the Picasso Archives, Paris with the inventory number "27703" in pencil, verso. A richly-inked impression. Bloch 1446; Baer 1481.