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Christie's to offer Picasso works from the Norman Granz Collection
The collection is led by Pablo Picasso’s Baigneuses et crabe, 1938 (estimate: $1.2 – 1.8 million.© Christie's Images Ltd 2019.


NEW YORK, NY.- This May, Christie’s will present a remarkable collection of drawings and prints by Picasso from the Collection of Norman and Grete Granz. A Close Friendship: Picasso From The Collection of Norman and Grete Granz will be offered across 20th Century Week (estimate $4 - 6 million). The collection is led by Pablo Picasso’s Baigneuses et crabe, 1938 (estimate: $1.2 – 1.8 million), which will be included in the Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art on 13 May and a robust group of works by the master draftsman will lead the 14 May Impressionist and Modern Art Works on Paper sale.

An impresario of 20th century American jazz music, Norman Granz was responsible for some of the century’s most iconic recordings including the 1956 Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald rendition of “Cheek to Cheek.” In 1944, the progressive-minded would-be music producer launched a jazz concert series dubbed “Jazz at the Philharmonic” that played throughout the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain and focused on allowing for racially integrated bands and audiences, neither standard for the time.

By 1968, Granz and Picasso developed a friendship that lasted until the artist’s death in 1973, the same year Granz established his final record company which he named “Pablo,” in homage to his dear friend. Highlights from the Granz collection in The Works on Paper sale include the powerful female portraits: Buste de femme couchée, 1969 (estimate: $700,000 – 1,000,000) – and Femme nue couchée, 1965 (estimate: $500,000 – 800,000). Picasso’s second wife, Jacqueline Roque is portrayed through her distinctive curved profile in Tête de femme, 1967 (estimate: $300,000 – 500,000) — Roque, was Picasso’s final great muse, who along with the artist, holidayed with Granz.

Allegra Bettini, Head of Works on Paper and Online Sales, Impressionist and Modern Art remarked: “Assembled through a remarkable friendship between Norman Granz and Picasso, the Granz Collection represents a rich grouping of works on paper by the artist, spanning his career from the intricately drawn Baigneuses et crabe from 1938 to the bold, seductive Buste de femme couchée from 1969. There is truly a Picasso for everyone from playful sketches to the more significant examples of his draughtsmanship. The majority of the works from the Granz collection were acquired directly from the artist and many include dedications from Picasso ‘to my friend Norman.’ It is our true pleasure to offer this collection as the cornerstone of the Impressionist and Modern Works on Paper Sale, demonstrating our continued commitment to this segment of the market.”

Granz founded five record labels throughout his career and worked with such industry greats as Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, and Charlie Parker, among others. A friend to many in the industry, the Granz Collection also presents the colorfully alluring Portrait of George Gershwin by Ira Gershwin, 1930 (estimate: $1,000 – 1,200) – pictured left, and a unique pencil Sketch for Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin (estimate: $600 – 800), both of which were gifted to the record producer by Ira Gershwin in December of 1959.





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