Woman with Cat sitting in a Chair
Pablo Picasso
Woman with Cat sitting in a Chair
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Cubism, 1881-1973): Woman with Cat sitting in a Chair (Femme au chat assize dans un fauteuil), 1964. Oil on canvas, 51 x 31-3/4 inches (130 x 81 cm). Private Collection. © Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York, NY. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

'In early 1964 Picasso and his wife Jacqueline came across a small black cat ...
The petit chat noir then became a regular motif in a series of large paintings done between February and May, before suddenly disappearing from the scene--"gone back to the garden from which it came" (ibid.) … Femme au chat assise dans un fauteuil, together with Jacqueline assise avec son chat (Z. vol. 24, no. 101; fig; 2), are arguably the most exquisitely painted of the entire series; the present picture was included an exhibition held in honor of the great French poet René Char, the important Paris show of late Picasso in 1988, and has been illustrated in major compendiums of the artist's work.' (© Christie's)

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