[Picasso, Pablo. (1881–1973)] Three Photographs of Picasso Artworks from the Collection of Alfred Barr, including ONE SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
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Group of three photographs of artworks by Pablo Picasso, one signed on the verso by the artist, all from the collection of Museum of Modern Art director and early Picasso authority, Alfred Barr. Included are photographs of:
"Six Bathers" Bronze 1957–58, photographed by Rudolph Burckhardt. Gelatin silver print, ferrotyped, 7.5 x 9 inches (19.4 x 22.7 cm), verso with Burckhardt's stamp (and that of Fine Art Associates), titled in pencil with a note "return to Barr" at upper right. Very light wear.
Pablo Picasso holding a young boy in his arms, next to his bronze "Le Berger", photographed in the early 1950s, Vallauris Golfe-Juan, France, by L. Yvroud. Gelatin silver print, 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm), verso with the photographer's stamp, the notation "Barr", and signed in pencil by Picasso. Minor wear, handling marks etc.
A group of Picasso's works on canvas grouped together, with the artist partially visible at the left holding one of the canvases. Small gelatin silver print, photographer unknown, titled in pencil on verso titled "3 in a row all painted on 26-4-56", with "Barr" in pencil at upper left. Fine.
Barr was the first director of the Museum of Modern Art, and an authority on Picasso.