Pablo Picasso, Large Green Bird Vase, 1960

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Large Green Bird Vase, 1960
Reference: A.R. 453
Medium: Madoura turned pitcher of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (green) and knife engraving.
Image Size: DIMENSIONS: 24 in (61 cm) tall, 21 in (53 cm) wide
Edition: From the edition of 25.
Signature: This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the underside of the pitcher; with the handwritten inscription in black on the underside of the pitcher, 'EDITION | PICASSO| MADOURA'.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # W-5767

Pablo Picasso Large Green Bird Vase, 1960 is an enigmatic work that is eye-catching and pulls the spectator in for a closer examination. Picasso’s imagination and design within this work comes to light as we see the use of color, form, and silhouette manifest altogether in perfect harmony. For such an experimenter and innovator, this work has incredible balance. The equilibrium lies within the heavy usage of vibrant dark green lines that guides the wandering eye. The verticality and depth of these piercing lines provide structure and form to the vase. Coupled with the outline of a face of a bird in the center, these techniques give off the sense of stability. From the front and now to the back of this brilliant piece, Picasso allows for easy maneuvering with the assistance of his ingenious design. The center space of the body is slightly curved in an oblong shape from the front and to the back—this is an interesting silhouette choice in that it provides incredible depth. This is further equipped with two slender handles that snake over the top portion of the spherical body. With the use of a simple color palette, skillful design, and strong silhouette, Picasso showcases a sophisticated and refined work of art.

Created in 1960, this Madoura turned vase of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes, knife engravings, and green glaze is stamped with the ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’ and ‘EDITION PICASSO’ pottery stamps on the underside of the vase; with the handwritten inscription in black on the underside of the pitcher, ‘EDITION | PICASSO| MADOURA’, from the edition of 25.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Picasso Large Green Bird Vase, 1960, 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: 1988. Listed an illustrated as catalogue raisonné no.453.

2 .A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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