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Q: Picasso's drawings of the Minotaur in private hands ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Picasso's drawings of the Minotaur in private hands
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: picassocash-ga
List Price: $25.00
Posted: 15 Sep 2003 09:37 PDT
Expires: 15 Oct 2003 09:37 PDT
Question ID: 256087
I am looking for Picaso's drawings on the theme of the Minotaur in
private hands.  They canbe gouaches, drawiangs or charcoal.

Request for Question Clarification by cath-ga on 15 Sep 2003 10:53 PDT
Hi picassocash,

this is tough! How many owners would suffice as an answer to your
question? So far I have located one private owner of a "Minotaure."

Clarification of Question by picassocash-ga on 15 Sep 2003 11:23 PDT
one would suffice, two would be better/ I would like to write them to
see if they would sell the work  So the more the better.

Request for Question Clarification by cath-ga on 15 Sep 2003 14:53 PDT
Hi picassocash,

I am making progress. A couple more questions:
1) you definitely don't want etchings, right? 
2)do you consider galleries "private hands?"

Thanks, cath-ga
Subject: Re: Picasso's drawings of the Minotaur in private hands
Answered By: cath-ga on 15 Sep 2003 17:24 PDT
Dear picassocash,

Thanks very much for your question! Many private collectors 
prefer to remain anonymous, but I have found you one certain
owner, one likely possibility, and some good resources.

John Paul (JP) Vranesevich owns a colored pencil “Minotaure” on 
white woven paper. His website, and a picture of the drawing, is at

His e-mail address is :

A company called Sunshield Energy Control Systems uses its window 
coatings to protect a “Private Picasso Collection,” They will not 
reveal to me the owners’ names, but they have agreed to have me send 
you their e-mail address. If you e-mail Pierre at, 
he will forward your correspondence to the owner of the Private
Pierre did not say for certain that there is a Minotaur there, but he
knows that’s what you’re looking for.

The On-line Picasso Project is a very comprehensive site on Picasso,
put together by Dr. Enrique Mallen, Department of Hispanic Studies,
Texas A&M University. Go to the home page, at:

Click on “works,” then click on each year, to look for Minotaurs.

1933 shows MANY Minotaurs, at:

and tells where each is located. Some are galleries, which I’m not
you’d consider “private hands…” but if so, you can contact them.

I have an e-mail in to Dr. Mallen, the director of the Picasso
Project, to see
if he has any tips for us. When he responds I’ll add his comments to

A search of the great fine art auction houses, Christie’s and
do not show any listings related to Picasso minotaurs today, but you
can register searchs with them, and they will notify you if any turn
up. You
can find their websites at:

eBay has five Picasso minotaurs for sale today, but they are 
lithographs and posters, which you did not specify.You can see them

I know the following won't help you find your Picasso, but if you 
really like the minotaurs, you may be interested in the discussion of
the Apollonian/Dionysian struggle represented by Picasso’s minotaur 
and the sculptor. You can click to The On-line Picasso Project on this
page :

I hope this answer helps in your search. If you find anything here 
incomplete or unclear, please don’t hesitate to hit the “Clarify
Answer” button, and I’ll respond. Good luck in your art search!

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