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Since 1974, the John Szoke Gallery has specialized in works on paper, first publishing and dealing with contemporary artists and then, after taking a specific interest in the relationship between history and the artist, narrowing the collection’s focus to modern masters. This focus has tightened to the works of Pablo Picasso and Edvard Munch, two innovative printmakers who brought the print form to new artistic heights. With a collection this specific, the gallery can present not only editioned prints, but the process of their development, various states, color variations, proofs, and impressions pulled by different printers, illuminating the historical context of each work.

 

The gallery’s foundation in inquiry, its interest in each artwork’s unique position in history, has forged both academic and trade-based partnerships. Throughout its over 45 years, the gallery has closely collaborated with major museums and important collectors, and has been an active member of the IFDPA (International Fine Print Dealer Association), building a worldwide reputation for expert evaluation and cataloging, dedication to research and art accessibility, and for housing the finest rare quality prints by Picasso and Munch.

 

The range of these artworks appeal to those looking to start a collection, to active collectors, as well as to appreciators simply interested in history. All are welcome to experience the works in person at the gallery’s Fuller Building location, conveniently found on the corner of Manhattan’s 57th Street and Madison Avenue.

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La Femme qui pleure, Pablo Picasso

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Our gallery specializes in the prolific scope of prints created by Pablo Picasso and Edvard Munch, and today I am delighted to (virtually!) present some of their most masterful, most innovative works. The selection shows a range of techniques and periods – Picasso’s virtuosic early etchings, his experimental aquatints, his later lithographs and linocuts; a milestone print in each phase of Munch’s self-driven technical trajectory, including the artist-characterizing woodcut. Works like Picasso’s Le Repas frugal (B01, 1904) and Munch’s The Sick Child (W59, 1896) will be familiar favorites, but please join us for those that will widen your already vast appreciation of these two era-defining masters. On exhibit: mythology modified to show deep, creative desire; modes of advertisement adapted to show lust and adoration; animals; stars of the stage; life and death.

John Szoke, President

Pablo Picasso

La Femme qui pleure

1937

29 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches

Aquatint, scraper, drypoint and burin

Drypoint, aquatint, etching and scraper printed on Montval laid paper From the edition of 15 of the third state Signed, dated, and dedicated "Para mi amigo Larrea. Hoy 16 septiembre del 1938" in pencil, lower right Numbered 5/15 in pencil, lower left Printed by Lacourière Image: 27 1/8 x 19 1/2 inches Sheet: 29 ½ x 21 ¾ inches Framed: 43 x 34 ½ inches (Bloch 1333) (Baer 623.III.b)

Pablo Picasso

La Femme à la Résille (Femme aux Cheveux verts)

1949

26 x 20 1/4 inches

Lithograph

Lithograph printed in colors on Arches wove paper Signed by the artist in red pencil, lower right Numbered 29/50 in pencil, lower right Printed by Mourlot, Paris Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris Image: 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches Sheet: 26 x 20 1/4 inches Framed: 38 1/4 x 31 1/2 inches (Bloch 612) (Mourlot 178 ter) (Reuße 498)

Pablo Picasso

Portrait de Jacqueline aux cheveux lisses

1962

19 5/8 x 24 7/16 inches

Linocut

Color linocut printed in beige, yellow, red, blue, and black on cream wove paper with Arches watermark From the edition of 50 Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right Numbered 41/50 in pencil, lower left Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris 1963 Image: 25 3/16 x 20 11/16 inches Sheet: 29 5/8 x 24 7/16 inches Framed: 37 1/4 x 31 3/4 inches (Bloch 1066) (Baer 1302.IV.B.a (v,b))

Pablo Picasso

[Drawing] Portrait d'Édouard Pignon

1951

25 3/4 x 19 7/8 inches

Ink on paper

India ink and wash on paper Inscribed "5.10.51.VIII Pour mon peintre Pignon le sien Picasso Vallauris Octobre 1952" in ink, lower right Image/Sheet: 25 3/4 x 19 7/8 inches Framed: 35 1/4 x 28 3/4 inches

Installation view of La Femme qui pleure

Edvard Munch

Det syke bar (The sick child)

1896

13 3/4 x 16 13/16 inches

Etching and drypoint

Etching and drypoint in black ink on medium heavy cream wove paper Signed by the artist, "Edv Munch" in pencil, lower right Annotated by the artist "Omtrentlig 20 Expl. Solgte"(about 20 impressions sold) in pencil, lower right margin Annotated "Tilhører Kunstnerforeningen (Belongs to the Artist's Association) 16-9. 1974”, in ink, on verso With stamp of Munch-Museet "Jan Thurmann-Moe. Tekn. konservator." In ink, on verso Image: 5 7/16 x 7 3/16 inches Sheet: 13 ¾ x 16 13/16 inches Framed: 18 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches (Woll 59.d; Schiefler 60)

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Pablo Picasso

La Femme qui pleure

29 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches

Aquatint, scraper, drypoint and burin

Drypoint, aquatint, etching and scraper printed on Montval laid paper From the edition of 15 of the third state Signed, dated, and dedicated "Para mi amigo Larrea. Hoy 16 septiembre del 1938" in pencil, lower right Numbered 5/15 in pencil, lower left Printed by Lacourière Image: 27 1/8 x 19 1/2 inches Sheet: 29 ½ x 21 ¾ inches Framed: 43 x 34 ½ inches (Bloch 1333) (Baer 623.III.b)

Pablo Picasso

La Femme à la Résille (Femme aux Cheveux verts)

26 x 20 1/4 inches

Lithograph

Lithograph printed in colors on Arches wove paper Signed by the artist in red pencil, lower right Numbered 29/50 in pencil, lower right Printed by Mourlot, Paris Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris Image: 25 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches Sheet: 26 x 20 1/4 inches Framed: 38 1/4 x 31 1/2 inches (Bloch 612) (Mourlot 178 ter) (Reuße 498)

Pablo Picasso

Portrait de Jacqueline aux cheveux lisses

19 5/8 x 24 7/16 inches

Linocut

Color linocut printed in beige, yellow, red, blue, and black on cream wove paper with Arches watermark From the edition of 50 Signed by the artist in pencil, lower right Numbered 41/50 in pencil, lower left Printed by Arnéra, Vallauris Published by Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris 1963 Image: 25 3/16 x 20 11/16 inches Sheet: 29 5/8 x 24 7/16 inches Framed: 37 1/4 x 31 3/4 inches (Bloch 1066) (Baer 1302.IV.B.a (v,b))

Pablo Picasso

[Drawing] Portrait d'Édouard Pignon

25 3/4 x 19 7/8 inches

Ink on paper

India ink and wash on paper Inscribed "5.10.51.VIII Pour mon peintre Pignon le sien Picasso Vallauris Octobre 1952" in ink, lower right Image/Sheet: 25 3/4 x 19 7/8 inches Framed: 35 1/4 x 28 3/4 inches