Pablo Picasso, Tete de faune (Faun's Head), 1948

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Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title: Tete de faune (Faun's Head), 1948
Reference: Ramié 51
Medium: Madoura rectangular dish of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (blue, pink, green, yellow, brown) and oxides under glaze
Image Size: DIAMETER: 10 1/2 in (26.67 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 300, this work features the handwritten inscription in black on the reverse: 'I 122 | 72/300'
Signature: This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # w-4933

This grinning, ceramic faun has been the subject of several of Picasso's work during this period as he drew much inspiration from this classic mythological character. Fauns were most known for their love of dancing, entertainment, and overall fun; Picasso seems to have tapped into this aspect, creating an expressive and lively rendition of a faun's face the large, rectangular plate, Picasso ceramic Tete de faune (Faun's Head), 1948. The colorful and detailed qualities allow the piece to come alive and seemingly penetrate our space with its defined horns and facial outline which follows the natural ridges and curves of the plate. Picasso took great lengths to animate each feature, from the hair on its head to the pupils in its eyes. The fun aura radiates from this piece and will surely enliven and brighten up any space. Highly sculptural in detail with fun, amusing features and facial expressions, this Faun's Head is one of Pablo Picasso's most cherished ceramics. Its brilliant, glossy finish and vibrant color adds a touch of refinement and class while still evoking a lighthearted and pleasurable spirit.

Created on March 10, 1948, this Madoura rectangular dish of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (blue, pink, green, yellow, brown) and oxides under glaze is numbered from the edition of 300. Stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse, this work also features the handwritten inscription in black:'I 122 | 72/300'.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso ceramic Faun's Head (Tete de faune), 1948 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. Listed and illustrated in the following: Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: 1988.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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