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Pablo Picasso

Face with Circles, 1969

Partially glazed white earthenware pitcher, with handpainting and grey patina
11 3/8 × 5 1/2 × 10 1/2 in
28.9 × 14 × 26.7 cm
Edition 31/500
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LITERATURE: Ramie, 612

Condition Report: Heavy surface soil.

LITERATURE: Ramie, 612

Condition Report: Heavy surface soil.

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Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Inscribed 'Edition Picasso 31/500 Madoura,' with the 'Edition Picasso' and 'Madoura Plein Feu' stamps
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Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
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A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Pablo Picasso, ‘Face with Circles’, 1969, Heritage Auctions
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LITERATURE: Ramie, 612

Condition Report: Heavy surface soil.

LITERATURE: Ramie, 612

Condition Report: Heavy surface soil.

Medium
Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Inscribed 'Edition Picasso 31/500 Madoura,' with the 'Edition Picasso' and 'Madoura Plein Feu' stamps
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso
Spanish, 1881–1973
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A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Pablo Picasso

Face with Circles, 1969

Partially glazed white earthenware pitcher, with handpainting and grey patina
11 3/8 × 5 1/2 × 10 1/2 in
28.9 × 14 × 26.7 cm
Edition 31/500
Bidding closed
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