Pablo Picasso, Ceramic Unique color variant, Tete de chevre de profil, 1952

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Ceramic Unique color variant, Tete de chevre de profil, 1952
Medium:Original Madoura white earthenware clay round/square dish with decoration in engobes (ivory, blue, yellow, black) under partial brushed glaze with patinated ground
Image:DIAMETER: 16 in (41 cm)
Edition:A unique version of the empreinte.
Signature:This work is stamped with the 'Madoura Plein Feu' and 'Empreinte Originale de Picasso' stamps on the reverse.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4364
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Historical Description

The dark, elegant profile of a curious goat emerges against a starry background in the striking Pablo Picasso Ceramic  Unique color variant,  Head of goat profile, 1952. The goats head is tilted very fast - it's up to the twinkling stars that gleam above. The raised surface of this large-scale dish delineates the outline of the face - a characteristic that is best exemplified by this rare color variant in which the face is monotonous and devoid of painterly coloring. The goat is depicted in geometric lines and shapes, yet looks very lifelike. Picasso's skill at capturing the expression of his subject shines through, even in his animal subjects, we have a mischievous twinkle in this goat's eye. The dark background is contrasted with the bright yellows, vibrant greens, and brilliant blues that dot the composition.

Created in 1952, this original white earthenware clay round / square dish with embossed decoration (ivory, blue, yellow, black) is an extremely rare color variant. This work is a unique version of the imprint. A similar unique version of the print was sold on May 18th, 2017 for $ 137,500 at Sotheby's New York in their Picasso Man & Beast: Works from the Collection of Marina Picasso Sale. This round / square dish is stamped with 'Madoura Plein Feu' and 'Picasso Original Footprint' stamps on the reverse.

CATALOG RAISONNED & COA:
Pablo Picasso Ceramic Unique color variant, head  of goat profile, 1952  is fully documented and referenced in the catalog below arguments and texts (copies will be included in the documentation of the invoices accompanying the sales of the work):

1. Ramie, Alain. Picasso Catalog of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madura: 1988. A variation of this is listed and illustrated as catalog raisonné no. 154 on pg. 86.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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