Pablo Picasso

Untitled (From the 156 Suite, 16 mai 1971)

24.25 x 29.75 x 1.5 in

Number 23 from the edition of 50.


Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) created the 156 Suite in 1971 not long before his death. Some consider the etchings to be his most personal series, a diary of a man struggling with impotence and pushing helplessly against the inevitable. In contrast to Picasso's Vollard Suite, women take the dominant role in these works. Models turn on artists, witch doctors stab at their patients and—in the case of this print—prostitutes tangle at a brothel while a man looks on, paralyzed. The gentleman is Degas, who appears in several prints in the series and with whom Picasso felt solidarity in his struggles.


Read about this etching on the Matthews Gallery blog, and check out our bio of Pablo Picasso.

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