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Pablo Picasso, Gros oiseau Picasso (Large Bird, Picasso), 1953

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Gros oiseau Picasso (Large Bird, Picasso), 1953
Reference:Ramié 185
Medium:Madoura big turned vase of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes and paraffin (red, black), knife engraved
Image:DIMENSIONS: 22 5/8 in x 18 5/16 in x 15 9/16 in (57.5 cm x 46.5 cm x 39.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75
Signature:This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the bottom.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #W-7539
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Historical Description

A spectacular work to witness in person, Pablo Picasso Gros oiseau Picasso (Large Bird, Picasso), 1953 is a rare offering that provides a multidimensional experience. Painted in a fiery terracotta hue that recalls the natural color of red earthenware clay, this grandiose vase pays homage to Picasso's efforts in the ceramic medium. The artist displays the history of the ceramic medium in this work, employing a palette of black, white, and red that recalls the colors used in Greek antiquity, while his playful geometric decorations are a less obvious nod to his ceramic predecessors.  The form of this vase is one Picasso only used four times across his oeuvre of Madoura ceramic editions, an anthropomorphic and modernized version of the classical Hydria. Whimsical details in forms of polka dots and repetitious stripes provide elements of interest, while illuminating this ceramic vase's extraordinary shape. On the front of the vase, we see the artist's stylized signature, and on the reverse he proudly states the location of the pottery studio and the date with bold white lines, knife engraved.

Created in 1953, this Madoura big turned vase of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes and paraffin (red, black), knife engraved is numbered from the edition of 75. This Picasso ceramic vase is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the bottom.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Large Bird, Picasso (Gros oiseau Picasso), 1953 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: 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 185.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this ceramic vase.

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