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    Sale 2445 | Lot 407
    Price Realized: $10,625With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2445 Lot 407

      Nature morte au compotier.

      Drypoint and scraper on cream laid paper, 1908-09. 130x110 mm; 5 1/8x4 1/4 inches, full margins. Edition of 100. Signed in pencil, lower right. Arches watermark. Published by Kahnweiler, Paris. A superb impression of this scarce, early print, with well-inked burr in the heavily-shaded areas.

      This is among the earliest of approximately 20 etchings and drypoints Picasso made between 1908 and 1915, when he and Georges Braque (see lot 443) were developing Cubism. Braque visited Picasso's studio in late 1907 and viewed his iconic Demoiselles d'Avignon, now at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, which set off several years of fervent artistic experimentation between the two artists. By the winter of 1909-10, both Braque and Picasso had studios in Montmartre and saw each other on a regular basis. During this time in Montmartre, the artists established the basis for high, or Analytic Cubism, the most abstract form, among the most significant and extraordinary art movements of the 20th century. Bloch 18; Geiser 22.

      Estimate $10,000 - 15,000

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $10,625