Pique III (B. 920; Ba. 1243.III.Bb), 1959
linocut in colors on Arches wove paper with watermark
a proof from the third / final state, signed in pencil Picasso in lower right and annotated in lower left Epreuve d artiste in pencil lower left, dated 13. 10. 59 in plate, from circa twenty artists proofs (cited in the catalogue raisonne by Baer) aside from the edition of 50, published by Galerie Louise Leiris, 1960, Paris, with margins and printed by Arnera, Vallauris, framed.
image 20 3/4 x 25 1/8in (52.8 x 63.6cm); sheet 24 3/8 x 29 1/2in (61.9 x 75cm)Provenance: with Librarie des Arcades, Paris, 2004.
Property from a Private Collector.
Related examples state/edition/size:
Christies, NY, 11/3/1997, lot 228 (528 x 635mm)
Christies , NY, 11/1/2016 (12206), lot 148 same size.