Sale: 375 / Post War / Contemporary Art, Dec. 04. 2010 in Munich Lot 218

 
Richard Hamilton - Picasso's meninas


 
218
Richard Hamilton
Picasso's meninas, 1973.
Etching and aquatint
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 14,400
Sold:
€ 28,750 / $ 34.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Etching and aquatint
Lullin 91. Signed, numbered 55/90 and titled. On wove paper. 57,2 x 49,2 cm (22,5 x 19,3 in)Sheet: 75,5 x 57 cm (29,7 x 22,4 in).
From portfolio 2 from the series "Hommage à Picasso". Printed by Atelier Crommelynck, Paris. Published by Propyläen Verlag, Berlin, and the Pantheon Press, Rome.

With his contribution to the portfolio "Hommage à Picasso", Richard Hamiliton honors Picasso in several ways. He reinterprets the motif of "Las Meniñas" by Velázquez and places Picasso instead of Velázquez in front of the easel. The court ladies are replaced by figures from the rich creation of the Spaniard, thus allowing a far prospect onto his vast oeuvre. The scene does not only captivate the observer with its referencing motifs, but also with its extraordinary execution in the different etching techniques that contributed to this result, such as soft-ground etching, roulette, direct etching and stipple etching, worked over with needle, drypoint and polished steel. Richard Hamilton insisted on working together with the etching workshop Aldo Crommelynck in Paris, which also was Picasso's preferred workshop. A wonderful impression of an extraordinary quality. [EH].

218
Richard Hamilton
Picasso's meninas, 1973.
Etching and aquatint
Estimate:
€ 12,000 / $ 14,400
Sold:
€ 28,750 / $ 34.500

(incl. 25% surcharge)