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Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. 1907.

Retouching Removal

The 1950 retouching, which has noticeably discolored, no longer matches the original paint and will be removed.


Pictured above:
Pablo Picasso. Les Demoiselles d'Avignon. 1907. Oil on canvas, 8' x 7' 8" (243.9 x 233.7 cm). Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest. © 2003 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Fig. 1

The conservator's swab indicates where the 1950 retouching has been removed from an old tack hole at the painting's right edge.

 
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