Series of 3 proof states, 1/4, 4/5 and 5/5 (from a suite of 18 etched scenes on two plates).
Sueño y Mentira de Franco (Dreams and Lies of Franco) by Pablo Picasso, 1937
© Succession Picasso/ DACS, 2009
- Etching & aquatint on paper
- Each 38.5 x 57 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £8,000 ( Total: £17,000)
- Acquired in:
- Frederick Mulder
The series demonstrates the significant changes made by Picasso during the work. The 5th state includes for the first time four additional scenes etched in quite a different style in response to the bombing of Guernica on 26 April 1937. The scathing satire and spoof mythology are replace by a more direct expression of the horrors of innocent slaughter.
Estate of Roger Lacourière; Frederick Mulder.
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