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Pablo Picasso, Petite tête, profil gauche (Small Head, Left Profile), 1965

original Pablo Picasso Small Head, Left Profile (Petite tête, profil gauche), 1965 for sale

Signed Pablo Picasso , Petite tête, profil gauche (Small Head, Left Profile), 1965

Artist1: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Title: Petite tête, profil gauche (Small Head, Left Profile), 1965

Reference: A.R. 535

Medium: Terre de faïence sculpture with white slip

Image Size: HEIGHT: 11 3/8 in (28.8 cm)

Edition: Numbered from the editon of 50, incised on the sculptural base.

Signature: Inscribed on the sculptural base with atelier stamps ‘EDITION PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’.

Condition: This work is in excellent condition.

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Historical Description of this artwork


Pablo Picasso Petite tête, profil gauche (Small Head, Left Profile), 1965 is upon first glance a simple ceramic sculpture. A human figure, formed from a single piece of clay, extends from a rectangular ceramic base. The figure is pleasing in its simplicity – the lower body is fused, with no separate legs. Arms are defined, along with a head and delicate profile of a noise and slightly open mouth. Other than these, the surface is smooth and no other features appear. Though Picasso has only provided the bare basics of a body, the sculpture is endowed with miraculous motion. This is created by the angle of the clay, which casts shadows on the body creating complexity and the appearance of movement. When viewed from different angles and with different sources of light, more intriguing motions come to life. The positioning of the arms, one extended forward and one back, also gives Petite tête, profil gauche (Small Head, Left Profile), 1965 the impression of striding forward. This is helped by the gaze that faces ahead. Using delicate and simplistic outlines Picasso creates a lively sculpture full of movement.

Created in 1965, this terre de faïence sculpture with white slip is inscribed on the sculptural base with the atelier stamps ‘EDITION PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’ and numbered from the edition of 50 incised on the sculptural base.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso Small Head, Left Profile (Petite tête, profil gauche), 1965 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Ramié, A.Picasso: Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works, 1947 – 1971. Vallauris: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 535.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.