Pablo Picasso, Petit soleil (Little Sun), 1968-1969
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Petit soleil (Little Sun), 1968-1969|
|Medium:||Madoura rectangular plaque of red earthenware clay printed with engobe pas (Black)|
|Image:||DIMENSIONS: 6 1/2 in x 4 in (16.5 cm x 10.2 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 200 on the back.|
|Signature:||This work is inscribed ‘MADOURA’ and stamped with the pottery stamps ‘EDITION ORIGINALE DE PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’ on the back.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
USD $8,100 GBP £6,075
In this Pablo Picasso Ceramic Petit Soleil (Little Sun), 1968-1969, a delightful sun smiles out at us against a pure black background. Its facial details - eyebrows, nose, and teeth - are complemented by the curves and valleys of the impression itself. This Little Sun appears to be radiating a cheerful glow, instilling any space in which it is placed with a sense of warmth and joy. The open face smiles out upon the viewer and invites them kindly in. The high contrast between the warm red earthy color of the clay and the black engobe decorative coat brings a sharp and clean feeling to the composition. Against the black background, the reddish rays of the sun shine out radiantly, casting a bright light across the plaque. The two sides of the face are almost inversions of one another - the left is black engobe with carved red detailing, while the left side is carved red clay with black engobe detailing on the eyes and mouth. The distinct sides compliment one another, creating a sense of unity and complexity within Pablo Picasso Ceramic Little Sun.
Created in 1963, this madoura rectangular plaque of red earthenware clay printed with engobe pad (black) is inscribed ‘MADOURA’ and stamped with the pottery stamps ‘EDITION ORIGINALE DE PICASSO’ and ‘MADOURA PLEIN FEU’ on the back; numbered from the edition of 200.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso ceramic Little Sun (Petite Soleil), 1968-1969 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. This work is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 547 on page 270
2. Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.