Pablo Picasso, Oiseau No. 82 (Bird No. 82), 1963

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Oiseau No. 82 (Bird No. 82), 1963
Reference: A.R. 482
Medium: Madoura white earthenware clay round plate with decoration in engobes (white, black) under partial brushed glaze with black patina
Image Size: DIAMETER: 10 in (25 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 150
Signature: This work is inscribed on underside in black under brushed glaze: ‘No. 82 | EDITION PICASSO | 139/150 | MADOURA'
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # W-5638

Picasso Oiseau No. 82 (Bird No. 82), 1963 is a carefully pained ceramic plate. The bird is outlined in lightly glazed white paint. Picasso spares no detail, using paint to convey darling qualities such as the spares feathers on the bird's tail. Turning to glance behind him, this beautiful white bird stands gracefully in the center of the plate. The bird appears to be standing on a rock, which Picasso illustrates using a swash of brown paint. The bird appears caught in its own world, unaware that we might be observing it. The bird's long, thin beak creates a strong parallel against the vertical lines of its delicate legs, creating a sense of a balanced composition. Particularly noteworthy are the charming details on its beak and legs; tiny specks of black dot the bird's legs, while a gently flowing black line defines the bird's beak. Finally, Picasso's use of color and textural contrast is also significant, as the glazed areas of the white bird shimmer against the matte black background, further highlighting its lovely profile. All in all, Picasso gives his bird subject an undeniable charm and transforms an utilitarian object into an art piece. The work is all the more darling as Picasso's creation.

Created in 1963, this Madoura white earthenware clay round plate with decoration in engobes (white, black) under partial  brushed glaze with black patina was published by the Madoura pottery studio in France. This work is inscribed on underside in black under brushed glaze: ‘No. 82 | EDITION PICASSO | 139/150 | MADOURA’; numbered from the edition of 150.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Picasso Bird No. 82 (Oiseau No. 82), 1963 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 final sale of the work).

1. Ramié, Alain. (1988) Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 482

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

 

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