Item #8876 Les Picasso de Dora Maar. With: Pablo Picasso et Dora Maar. introduction, Dora Maar, Pablo Picasso, Pierre Cabanne.
Les Picasso de Dora Maar. With: Pablo Picasso et Dora Maar
Les Picasso de Dora Maar. With: Pablo Picasso et Dora Maar
Les Picasso de Dora Maar. With: Pablo Picasso et Dora Maar
Les Picasso de Dora Maar. With: Pablo Picasso et Dora Maar
Les Picasso de Dora Maar. With: Pablo Picasso et Dora Maar
Les Picasso de Dora Maar. With: Pablo Picasso et Dora Maar
Les Picasso de Dora Maar. With: Pablo Picasso et Dora Maar
Les Picasso de Dora Maar. With: Pablo Picasso et Dora Maar

Les Picasso de Dora Maar. With: Pablo Picasso et Dora Maar

Paris: Maison de la Chimie, 1998. 1st Edition. 2 vols., quarto, publisher's stiff illustrated wraps (one volume with illustrated label mounted to upper wrap, the other with die-cut upper wrap), french flaps.

Auction catalogs for the sale of the Dora Maar estate sale at Maison de la Chimie in Paris in 1998. One of Picasso's many muses, Maar (born Henriette Theodora Markovitch) originally pursued photography and photo collages inspired by Surrealist themes, influenced by her friend and the movement’s cofounder André Breton. She was encouraged to abandon the medium professionally after meeting Picasso in 1935, notably at the height of his career, as he insisted that a photographer was "merely a painter waiting to be released." Maar soon pursued visual art while sitting for numerous portraits, most famously Weeping Woman (1937). As their relationship deteriorated over the course of a decade and Picasso left her for Francoise Gilot, Maar was sent to St. Anne's hospital where was treated by Jacques Lacan. Held one year after her death, the auction presented Picasso’s paintings and drawings Maar held on to, photos of and taken by Maar, her paintings, books, objects, and more. This set comprises catalogs for paintings by Picasso of Maar and photos by Maar captured between 1906 and 1946, shortly after their relationship’s dissolution, with almost 250 lots. Extensively illustrated with color and black-and-white photos and reproductions; with detailed descriptions for each lot, chronologies and bibliographies. With a foreword by French art historian Pierre Cabanne. Text in English and French. First volume with stapled list of estimates folded and laid in. Fine. Item #8876

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