Pablo Picasso, Cubist Face, 1968 A.R. 566

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Cubist Face, 1968
Reference:A.R. 566
Medium:Square plaque of red earthenware clay, printed with engobe pad.
Image Size:DIMENSIONS: 8 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in (21. 5 cm x 21.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200.
Signature:This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7278
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Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Cubist Face, 1968 A.R. 566 features an amalgamation of human facial features arranged irregularly within the outline of a square on this square-shaped ceramic plaque. The eyes, nose, and mouth of the face are near to where they would normally reside on a human face, but their stylized rendering befits the namesake of the work. In this way, the individual facial features are less like the parts of a face and more like incidental decorative elements. A deep rich black covers the surface of the plaque with only the lines of the face revealing the warm terracotta hue beneath it. Pablo Picasso Cubist Face, 1968 A.R. 566 is a compelling ceramic portrait that demonstrates how much the renowned artist could achieve with mere line.

Created in 1968, Pablo Picasso Cubist Face, 1968 is a square plaque of red earthenware clay printed with an engobe pad. This work is from the edition of 200.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Cubist Face, 1968 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, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné 566.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

Subject Matter: Portrait