Pablo Picasso, Face, 1968-1969

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Madoura Plaque, Face, 1968-1969
Medium:Original Madoura square plaque of red earthenware clay with engobe ground and engraving enhanced with oxides (white, blue, yellow, green, black)
Image:DIMENSIONS: 6 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in (17 cm x 17 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 100.
Signature:This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7805
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Historical Description

A whimsical portrait in vivid colors, this work appeals to our response to color, texture, depth and space. There is a wonderful interplay between line and circle, as these lines and circular forms converge to create a charming face with round green eyes and an X-shaped mask across the center. Areas of the piece have a glossy clear glaze that hi-lights the bright colors and deep, rich earth tones.

Created in 1968-1969, this original square plaque of red earthenware clay, engobe ground, engraving enhanced with oxides (white, blue, yellow, green, black) under partial brushed glaze is from the edition of 100. This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' 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.

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