15th - 20th Cent. Masters
Games and Reading
Games and Reading is signed in red pencil and dated in the plate on the upper left-hand side of the sheet. This rare artist proof (only five proofs are known to exist) is set aside from the extremely small edition size of only 50. Picasso’s most famous quotes include sayings referencing children – “It takes a long time to become young”, “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up”, “It took me years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child”, “The first half of life is learning to be an adult - the second half is learning to be a child”, “We are all born children - the trick is remaining one”. Picasso’s journey, which brought him to be known as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, centered around his belief that great art was envisioned best when seen through the eyes of a child.