Pablo Picasso. Head of a Woman No. 5, Portrait of Dora Maar (Tête de femme No. 5, portrait de Dora Maar). 1939

Pablo Picasso Head of a Woman No. 5, Portrait of Dora Maar (Tête de femme No. 5, portrait de Dora Maar) 1939

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Picasso met Surrealist photographer Dora Maar in the winter of 1935–36 and the two were lovers until the early 1940s, through the turmoil of the Spanish Civil War and the outbreak of World War II. In addition to her involvement in Surrealist circles, Maar was active in leftist political causes. Her volatile personality was well–known; Picasso called her his "weeping woman."

Gallery label from Picasso: Variations and Themes, March 28–September 30, 2010.
Aquatint and drypoint
plate: 11 3/4 x 9 3/8" (29.8 x 23.8 cm); sheet: 17 5/8 x 13 3/8" (44.7 x 34 cm)
Vollard, Paris
Lacourière, Paris
Lily Auchincloss Fund and the Riva Castleman Endowment Fund
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© 2021 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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