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#644 - Pablo Picasso

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Rare limited edition inscribed to a Nazi-hunting ‘Monuments Man’
Description                           Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000          

Signed book: Le Desir Attrape par la Queue [Desire Caught by the Tail]. First edition, limited issue of 2,240. Paris: Gallimard, 1945. Paperback, 5.75 x 7.75, 62 pages. Signed and inscribed inside the front wrapper in red artist’s crayon, “Pour James Plaut, Picasso, Paris, Mai 1945,” with the addition of a wonderful sketch on the adjacent page showing a heart-shaped rabbit with an arrow in his mouth. Autographic condition: fine, with the sketch a shade light. Book condition: VG-/None. James S. Plaut was the director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Boston and organized a retrospective of Picasso’s works in 1940, which included the great ‘Guernica.’ In 1945 Plaut served as an officer for the OSS in the investigation of Nazi art looting, during which he held many interviews with Picasso. A superior association piece.

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