ALS in pencil in Spanish, signed “Picasso,” one page on the reverse of a 12.5 x 9.25 menu, no date. Picasso writes to thank his friend for sending him some socks, sketching a sock at the bottom. He also writes that he is with “Minuni,” a bullfighter whose hospital expenses had been paid by Picasso after seeing him injured in the ring. In very good condition, with intersecting folds (one vertical fold passing through a single letter of the signature), light creases and soiling, and a couple spots of dampstaining to the top edge. A large, impressive letter featuring an original sketch by one of the most famous artists of the 20th century. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.
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Signed book: Picasso: The Recent Years, 1939–1946. Limited edition, numbered 157/350. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1947. Hardcover, 8.75 x 11, 211 pages. Signed on the colophon in pencil, “Picasso.” Autographic condition, fine, with mild soiling to signed page. Book condition: VG-/None. A wonderful limited edition retrospective of Picasso’s World War II–era work. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Matte-finish 9 x 6.5 photo of Picasso, a cigarette in hand, posing in front of a large bust, taken by the studio of A. Hemery of Paris, signed in the upper right in black ink, “Picasso.” Nicely matted and framed with a descriptive plaque to an overall size of 18.5 x 19. In fine condition. Signed photos of the artist of this quality are quite uncommon. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Signed book: Lysistrata. Limited edition of 1500 copies (this being No. 1419). NY: Limited Editions Club, 1934. Hardcover, 9.5 x 12, 117 pages. Signed in pencil on the colophon, “Picasso.” Autographic condition: fine. Book condition: NF/None. Nicely rebound in blue leather with gilt titles and beautiful marbled endpapers, minor yellowing to textblock edges. Original dust jacket and slipcase not included. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Limited edition color linogravure of his work entitled ‘Still Life with a Lamplight,’ 8 x 10.5, numbered 121/200, signed in the lower border in pencil, “Picasso.” Nicely cloth-matted and framed with a small plaque to an overall size of 20.75 x 25. In very fine condition. Oversized. Pre-certified PSA/DNA and RR Auction COA.
Original signed ballpoint sketch of a profile of a bull on the correspondence side an off-white 5.5 x 3.5 deckle-edge photo postcard of the cathedral at Frejus, signed above the image, “Picasso,” and dated at the bottom in the recipient’s hand, celebrated chef M. Lions of Saint-Tropez, “27 Juillet 1958.” Matted to an overall size of 11 x 14. Some scattered light toning and a crease to top left corner next to beginning of signature, otherwise fine condition. Bullfighting was a subject Picasso returned to frequently, particularly from the mid-1950s, and was also one of his favorite spectator sports.