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Pablo Picasso, Face in Thick Relief, 1956

Artist: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)
Title:Visage (Face), 1956
Reference:AR 505
Medium:Madoura round dish of white earthenware clay
Image:DIAMETER: 16 1/2 in (42 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 100 on the reverse.
Signature:This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-6797
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Historical Description

Utilizing the simplistic design motifs frequently found in his ceramics, Picasso creates an exquisite plate that plays with our notion of what is functional and what is art. Monochromatic and simplistic in design, this remarkable work says more with less. Minimal lines define the twisted expression upon this intriguing tormented face, as Picasso once again exemplifies his talent at conveying human expression.

Created in 1956, this original Madoura round dish of white earthenware clay is from the edition of 100. This work is stamped with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EMPREINTE ORIGINALE DE PICASSO' pottery stamps on the reverse.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices accompanying the final sale of the work):

1. Ramié, Alain. Picasso Catalogue of the edited ceramic works 1947-1971. Madoura: 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 505 on pg. 254.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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