Pablo Picasso, Face, 1969 A.R. 611
|Artist:||Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)|
|Medium:||Madoura turned pitcher of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes( red, green, blue)|
|Image:||MAX HEIGHT: 12 1/2 in (31.5 cm) MAX WIDTH: 4 1/2 in (11.5 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 500.|
|Signature:||Hand inscription carved on the underside of the pitcher, 'EDITION | PICASSO | MADOURA;' also impressed with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' stamps on the underside.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
This curious and playful pitcher utilizes soft tones of chestnut red, teal green, and sapphire blue to create an intriguing and expressive face. Picasso exaggerates the nose, which does not protrude from the surface but swoops down from top to bottom in a U-shaped curve. He depicts a face with eyes and mouth open wide, as if the subject is captured in an exclamation of surprise or shock. He further decorates the handle and the top of the pitcher with jagged lines of chestnut red; these red lines resemble curly hair, framing the face of the subject on this pitcher. Picasso intentionally adds patches of grey patina that contribute to a weathered appearance despite the glossy, smooth surface of the piece.
Created in 1969, this turned pitcher of white earthenware clay with decoration in engobes (red, green, blue)is numbered from the edition of 500. Featuring a hand inscription carved on the underside of the pitcher, 'EDITION | PICASSO | MADOURA;' this work is also impressed with the 'MADOURA PLEIN FEU' and 'EDITION PICASSO' stamps on the underside.
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: Galerie Madoura: 1988. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 611.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.