Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Fine Art

Pablo Picasso, Tête de chèvre de profil (Goat’s Head in Profile), 1952

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Tête de chèvre de profil (Goat’s Head in Profile), 1952
Reference: A.R. 145
Medium: Madoura oblong dish of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes on partial brushed glaze (mat blue, green, ivory, black)
Image Size: Dimensions: 12 in x 20 in (30.5 cm x 50.8 cm)
Edition: From the edition of 250.
Signature: This work is stamped with the 'Empreinte Originale de Picasso' and 'Madoura Plein Feu' pottery stamps on verso.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # W-6167

Pablo Picasso ceramic Tête de chèvre de profil (Goat’s Head in Profile), 1952 is a playful and exuberant work of art that highlights Picasso’s capability as a well-rounded artist. Using lines, circles, and earthy colors, he showcases a goat’s head in profile. This work takes its viewers on a journey of sensation as we plunge into the crevices of the ridges that give texture to the coating of the plate. The sensation attributes to the liveliness of the goat as we can almost feel and touch it. Moving from the goat’s profile, we see heavy uses of blue dots outlining the head, reaching out towards the perimeter of the plate. These embellishments can be described as eccentric and imaginative—all of which perfectly designate Picasso as a prolific artist. Electric green, rustic blue, and tranquil beige are all a part of the color palette that bring out all the intricate details and accents. This work encapsulates the mastery of him as an experimenter and innovator. Taking us on a whimsical journey through the sensation of touch and color, this outstanding work embodies Picasso’s ingenious artistic talents.

Created in 1952, Tête de chèvre de profil (Goat’s Head in Profile), is a Madoura oblong dish of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes on partial brushed glaze (mat blue, green, ivory, black). From an edition of 250, this work is stamped with the 'Empreinte Originale de Picasso' and 'Madoura Plein Feu' pottery stamps on verso.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

Pablo Picasso ceramic Goat’s Head in Profile (Tête de chèvre de profil), 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 sale of the work).

1. Ramié, Alain, Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971, Vallauris: Madoura, 1988, Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 145.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:

Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Pablo Picasso ceramic Goat’s Head in Profile (Tête de chèvre de profil), 1952 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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