Title: Buste de femme. Date: 1971. Technique: Oil on canvas. Measurement: 92 x 72,5cm. Notation: Dated verso upper left: 23.8.71. Frame/Pedestal: Craftman's frame.
Provenance: - Mme Jacqueline Picasso - Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (label) - Waddington Galleries Ltd, London (label) - Private collection USA - Private collection Germany
Exhibitions: - Palais des Papes, Avignon 1973 - Kjarvalsstadir Museum, Reykjavik 1986 - Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago 1987 (label)
Literature: - Zervos, Christian: Pablo Picasso - Vol. 33, Works from 1971 to 1972, Paris 2013, cat. rais. no. 156, ill. - Exhib. cat. Picasso (1970-1972). 201 Peintures, Palais des Papes, Avignon 1973, cat. no. 120, ill. p. 141 - Alberti, Rafael: Picasso. Le rayon ininterromptu, Éditions Cercle D'Art, Paris 1974, cat. no. 39, ill. - Exhib. cat. Picasso - Exposition Inattendue, Kjarvalsstadir Museum, Reykjavik 1986, cat. no. 39, p. 86, ill. (Here titled "Jeune femme") - Exhib. cat. Modern and Contemporary Masters, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago 1987, cat. no. 16, ill. - Wofsy, Alan (ed.): Picasso's Paintings, Watercolours, Drawings & Sculpture. A Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue 1885-1973, Vol. 13, San Francisco 2004, cat. no. 71-258, ill. - Mallen, Enrique (ed.): Online Picasso Project, Sam Houston State University 1997-2023
- A large-format portrait of his second wife Jacqueline - "Buste de femme" is an expressive late work, with the distorted perspectives so typical of Picasso's style - The painting originally came from the estate of Jacqueline Picasso - Offered for the first time on the international auction market - Current exhibitions worldwide on the 50th anniversary of his death.