PICASSO Pablo (1881-1973).

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PICASSO Pablo (1881-1973).
Original DRAWING with autograph signed "Picasso". Golfe-Juan 16 September 1953; blue ballpoint pen, on laid paper 27.1 x 20.8 cm (original fold mark). Portrait of the publisher Albert SKIRA. One of the seven portraits of the publisher that Picasso drew on the same day in the back room of a restaurant in Golfe-Juan, after a warm dinner. In the margin of Skira's head in profile, Picasso inscribed: "VII Golfe-Juan 16 September 1953. For these 25 years of editions and 30 Years of Friendship. Picasso". Picasso and Skira, "30 Years of Friendship". [The Swiss publisher Albert SKIRA (1904-1976) "played an important role in Picasso's life by commissioning him, in the autumn of 1930, to illustrate Ovid's Metamorphoses. Picasso achieved surrealist transformations in the most admirably classical graphics, and thus sang for the first time, under various masks, the beauty of Marie-Thérèse's body. This was one of the elements that led Vollard to commission him to produce what was to become the Vollard Suite. Skira was to offer him another opportunity, by creating, in 1933, the luxurious magazine Minotaure; for the cover of the first issue, Picasso created a virtuoso collage" (Pierre Daix, Dictionnaire Picasso).
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