Art New York, May 3-6, 2018

Pablo Picasso, Pichet yan (Yan Pitcher), 1952

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Pichet yan (Yan Pitcher), 1952
Reference: A.R. 140
Medium: Madoura turned pitcher of red earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (black, white).
Image Size: HEIGHT: 9 ¾ in (25 cm) WIDTH: 5 1/16 in (13 cm)
Edition: From the edition of 400.
Signature: This work is inscribed 'EDITION PICASSO' and stamped with the the ‘D’APRÉS PICASSO’ and 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' pottery stamp on the underside.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Please call us 510-777-9970 for availability.
ID # W-5707

Picasso Ceramic Yan Pitcher, 1952 is a visually pleasing work. With its bold black lines and striking chestnut coloration, this charming yan pitcher instantly captures our eye. This piece is filled with subtle details, such as the tip of white on the bird's beak and the white tuft on its chest. Furthermore, the shape of the bird naturally mimics the shape of the pitcher with its beak at the spout and its wings resting at its sides. Evoking some subtle Asian characteristics, this Yan Pitcher is gloriously decorated in some striking, bold design throughout its matte surface. The opening and upper rim of the work is particularly detailed, with a pinched spout that seems to echo the decorative mouth that Picasso has created. Highlighting the natural, deep red earthenware clay coloration is a brilliant white area that highlights what seems to be the breast of a birdlike subject. The equally decorative handle has alternating black and red stripes, alluding to a somewhat optical and abstract element to this classic Yan pitcher. Picasso thrives in redefining utilitarian objects, making viewers question the true nature of a work of art.

Created in 1952, this Madoura turned pitcher of red earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (black, white) is inscribed 'EDITION PICASSO' and stamped with the the ‘D’APRÉS PICASSO’ and 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' pottery stamp on the underside; from the edition of 400.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Picasso Yan Pitcher (Pichet Yan), 1952 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. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: 1988. Listed an illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 140.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

 

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