Lot 2

, _Pablo Picasso par Christian Zervos, 1932–1978 & Private Dinner with Art Historian Diana Widmaier Picasso_

Estimate Inestimable


Catalogue of works in 33 volumes, first English edition with original flexible binding and glassine jacket, printed in Italy in 2013, valued at USD 25’000
34 x 114 x 26 cm
Edition: 251/1000
Numbered limited edition

Provenance: Cahiers d’Art and Staffan Ahrenberg 


Dinner with art historian Diana Widmaier Picasso, the granddaughter of Pablo Picasso, offers the winning bidder a unique opportunity to gain a fascinating insight, through her first-hand accounts, into the great master’s private life and vast artistic oeuvre. The dinner will take place on a date to be mutually agreed, either in New York or Paris.

This item will be sold during the Live Auction at the Fondation Beyeler on Saturday 17 September 2016 at 21:00 CEST.

Online bidding for this item will close on Saturday 17 September 2016 at 14:00 CEST.

Please email info@de-pury.com or call +447881312880 to register to bid via the phone or to leave a written bid. Thank you.\n\nThe many years Diana Widmaier Picasso has spent exploring her grandfather’s oeuvre and promoting art-historical research into Pablo Picasso make Diana Widmaier Picasso not only a source of personal stories and anecdotes, but also an expert on Picasso’s work. She is currently compiling the catalogue raisonné of Picasso’s sculptures.

Also being auctioned as part of this lot is a complete copy of “the Zervos”. This legendary catalogue of Pablo Picasso’s works was compiled by the French art collector, critic and publisher Christian Zervos in direct collaboration with the artist. Published over the course of 46 years, it is considered the standard work on Picasso’s oeuvre and reproduces and presents Picasso’s paintings and drawings in over 16,000 illustrations in 33 volumes.

Long out of print and highly sought-after by collectors, the Zervos is now available as a revised and limited edition and for the first time in English translation. This limited new edition is published by Cahiers d’Art, the historical, recently revived art publishers, in conjunction with the Picasso Administration. As the definitive catalogue of Picasso’s works, the Zervos undoubtedly belongs in every major library of modern art.

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