Pablo Picasso, Face, 1968 -1969
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Face, 1968 -1969|
|Medium:||Madoura red earthenware clay square plaque printed with engobe pad (black)|
|Edition:||From the edition of 200.|
|Signature:||This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.|
Despite its title, this 'Face with Green Nose' does not have an obvious green nose, though the nose is certainly the most exaggerated facial feature, conveyed through bold tonal contrasts of black and red-brown. Majestic, monumental, and daring are all words that can describe this piece, both in terms of subject matter and aesthetic value. The subject appears slightly upset yet curious at the same time, donning an expression that is difficult to pinpoint.
Created in 1968-1969, this red earthenware clay square plaque printed with engobe pad (black) is from the edition of 200. This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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. Listed and illustrated in the following: Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: 1988.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.