Today’s Top Lots: Picasso

Pablo Picasso, Méléagre tue le Sanglier de Calydon, pencil on light tan wove Japan paper, circa 1930. Sold for $55,200.
Pablo Picasso was the artist of choice in today’s 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings auction, with the artist’s drawings and prints comprising four of the top five lots. The day’s top lot, selling for $55,200, was his drawing Méléagre tue le Sanglier de Calydon, which was likely a study for the same-titled etching from Les Métamorphoses d’Ovide, 1930-31. Picasso’s linocut, Femme endormie, from 1962, brought $26,400, while one of the artist’s earliest drawings, Portrait de femme, circa 1900, brought $28,800.
Pablo Picasso, Femme endormie, color linoleum cut, 1962. Sold for $26,400.