Pablo Picasso, Untitled, 1962
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Medium:||Murano glass sculpture|
|Image:||18 in x 8 in x 5 3/4 in (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm x 14.6 cm)|
|Signature:||Inscribed on the bottom, ‘ P. Picasso - E. Constantini - 1962 - Fucina Angeli'|
In this voluptuous glass sculpture, Picasso experiments with the effects of light as it passes through a sheer medium and refracts, illuminating the piece from within. A feminine, mermaid-like bottom combines with the larger, masculine top to embody both the male and female Flamenco dancers. The sculpture playfully engages the viewer with the illusion of a face which appears from the profile then quickly disappears from a frontal view.
Created in 1962 in Venice, Italy this Murano glass sculpture was realized by master glass artist Egidio Costantini (Brindisi, 1912- Venice, 1998) in collaboration with Pablo Picasso (Malaga, 1881 – Mougins, 1973). Inscribed on the bottom, ‘ P. Picasso - E. Constantini - 1962 - Fucina Angeli'
Ermanno Nason, I.V.R. Mazzega, Venice, Italy
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Pablo Picasso Untitled, 1962 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. Barovier, Marino. Venetian Art Glass 1840-1970: An American Collection. Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers, 2004. A similar version is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 240
2. Egidio Costantini: Il Maestro dei Maestri. Brussels: Espace Kiron and Espace Medicis, 1990. Similar versions are listed and illustrated on pages 36 and 171.
3.La Fucina degli Angeli, Vetri di Artisti Contemporanei ‘Exhib. – cat. J.N. Weintraub Gallery,’ New York. A similar version is listed and illustrated.
4. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.