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Pablo Picasso, Quatre profils enlacés (Four enlaced profiles), 1949 A.R. 88

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Picasso Plaque, Profils (Profiles), 1949
Reference:A.R. 88
Medium:Original Madoura white earthenware clay round/square plate with decoration in oxidized paraffin and enamel bath (brown, black, green golden lustre)
Image:DIAMETER: 10 5/8 (27 cm)
Edition:From the rare edition of 25.
Signature:Features the inscribed stamps: 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' on verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7228
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Historical Description

Four human profiles merge together seamlessly in this stunning abstract piece. The viewer can pinpoint each unique profile, yet when placed together, a multitude of obscured faces appear. This piece gives the impression of circular motion, as if the profiles are rotating around a central point, encouraging the viewer to walk around and observe the piece from various angles. The delicate flicks of leaf-like decoration surrounding the profiles add to this sense of motion and compliment the simple, curved lines from which the profiles are formed.

Created in 1949, this original round/square plate is made of white earthenware clay with decoration in oxidized paraffin and enamel bath (brown, black, green golden lustre). From the total edition of only 25, this work features the inscribed stamps 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' on the verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Quatre profils enlacés (Four enlaced profiles), 1949 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work):

1. Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 88.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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