Item #7847 Understanding Picasso. Pablo Picasso, Domenico Porzio, Marco Valsecchi, Thomas M. Messer, text, introduction.
Understanding Picasso
Understanding Picasso
Understanding Picasso
Understanding Picasso

Understanding Picasso

New York: Newsweek Books, 1974. 1st US Edition. Quarto, publisher's camel cloth, spine and upper board gilt, peach endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.

First US edition of a visual biography of the towering 20th-century artist. Written shortly after his death in 1973, this monograph celebrates Picasso’s life with a biography by Domenico Porzio, a critique of his career by Marco Valsecchi, comments by the artist himself, and excerpts from writing about Picasso by Gertrude Stein, Guillaume Apollinaire, Jean Cocteau, Roland Penrose, Alberto Moravia, and sculptor Henry Moore ("Picasso has taught the us above all to see the world in a new way"). Profusely illustrated with over 140 plates of Picasso’s paintings in color arranged chronologically, including a fold-out of Guernica, with some reference images in black-and-white; with an introduction by art historian and former Guggenheim director Thomas M. Messer; with chronology, bibliography, and index. Originally published in Italy in 1973. Unclipped dust jacket with light edgewear, else fine. Item #7847

$75.00