Pablo Picasso, Tête de chèvre de profil (Goat's Head in Profile), 1952 A.R. 151

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Tête de chèvre de profil (Goat's Head in Profile), 1952 A.R. 151
Reference:A.R. 151
Medium:O.P. white earthenware clay, decoration in engobes under partial brushed glaze, patinated ground ivory, blue, yellow, black
Image:DIAMETER: 16. 1 in (41 cm)
Edition:From the edition of 100.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7273
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Historical Description

Pablo Picasso Tête de chèvre de profil (Goat's Head in Profile), 1952 is a rounded ceramic plate decorated with the charming head of a goat. The goat's features are delineated and divided by sections of solid black, gray, and creamy white. Abstract details in muted blue and yellow fill the empty space, while the green outline along the rim of the dish emphasizes the goat head as the central subject. Springing from below the goat's chin and along the ridge of its snout is a series of lines that indicate stray strands of fur. An expressive eye and a slightly upturned line for a mouth lend this goat a playful and mischievous demeanor. Picasso created a number of ceramics with goat heads, and this variation offers another elegant example of the artist's ability to re-imagine everyday subjects.

Created in 1952, Pablo Picasso Tête de chèvre de profil (Goat's Head in Profile), 1952 A.R. 151 is a Madoura white earthenware clay round/square dish with decoration in engobes (black, green, yellow, russet, beige patina) under partial brushed glaze from the edition of 100.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Ceramic Tête de chèvre de profil (Goat's Head in Profile), 1952 A.R. 151 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: Galerie Madoura, 1988. A variation of this is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 151.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.