Pablo Picasso, Yan Face, 1963 A.R. 512
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Title:||Yan Face, 1963|
|Medium:||Madoura red earthenware clay turned pitcher with engobe decoration (black)|
|Image:||DIMENSIONS: 11 in x 5 1/8 in (28 cm x 13 cm)|
|Edition:||From the edition of 300.|
|Signature:||Features the inscribed stamps: 'Madoura Plein Feu' and 'Edition Picasso' on the bottom.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
Utilizing the gracefully shape of the turned pitcher, Picasso creates a totem-like portrait of a figure and a bird. The face of the figure emerges from the roundest portion of the vase, with the brow and nose lines bisecting the center of the pitcher. Picasso uses the pour spout to depict a falcon-like bird. The two portraits interact gracefully with one another - their elegance enhanced by the rich, red earthenware medium that acts as a background to the black decoration.
Created in 1963, this original Madoura red earthenware clay turned pitcher with engobe decoration (black) is from the edition of 300. This work features the inscribed stamps: 'Madoura Plein Feu' and 'Edition Picasso' on the bottom.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Yan Face, 1963 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: Galerie Madoura, 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 512.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.