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Pablo Picasso, Goat,1952 A.R. 151

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Goat,1952
Reference:A.R. 151
Medium: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:From the edition of 100.
Signature:This work is in excellent condition.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4483

Historical Description

The elegant profile of a curious goat emerges against a starry background in the striking Pablo Picasso ceramic Goat, 1952 A.R. 151. The raised surface of this large-scale dish delineates the outline of the goat's face. The face is then colored, darker on the neck, and lighter white where the stars shine their light upon the goat.  The yellow star, brightest, is right above the goat as it looks up into the sky. The white outline present around all of the stars gives a sense that they are gleaming against the darker grey of the sky. A strong sense of contrast is apparent in this work, as white, black, and blue hues complement each other, causing the image of the goat to clearly stand out. Picasso's skill at capturing the expression of his subject shines through, even in his animal subjects, as we sense a mischievous twinkle in this goat's wide open eye.

Picasso depicted goats in many different mediums and always with extreme care. He clearly had a personal connection with the animal in particular, as he had a pet goat himself which he named Esmeralda.

Created in 1952, this original white earthenware clay round/square dish with decoration in engobes (ivory, blue, yellow, black) under partial brushed glaze with patinated ground is from the edition of 100. This work is stamped with the 'Madoura Plein Feu' and 'Empreinte Originale de Picasso' stamps on the reverse.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso ceramic Goat, 1952 A.R. 151 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the sale of the work):

1. Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 151.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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