Pablo Picasso, ‘Figura (Portrait of Jacqueline)’, 1964, Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Figura (Portrait of Jacqueline)’, 1964, Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Figura (Portrait of Jacqueline)’, 1964, Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Figura (Portrait of Jacqueline)’, 1964, Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Figura (Portrait of Jacqueline)’, 1964, Heritage Auctions

This lot is accompanied by a photocopy of a certificate of authenticity by the Comite Picasso, Paris, dated April 4, 1989, and a letter from the Italian glass artist Ermanno Nason, dated June 20, 1997.

Signature: Signed twice and inscribed on the wooden base: Picasso / Fucina Degli Angeli, Venezia, Hermano Nason

Egidio Constantini, Venice, June-July 1964.

N. and C. Colas: The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Torino: D'arte Fratelli Pozzo, 1967, p. 13, pl. 2, illustrated in color; Expressions en Verre, Musée des Arts Décoratifs de Lausanne, September 1986-January 1987, another example illustrated; Marielle Gandouet, Le verre pour la sculpture, Jardin des Arts, September 1970, no. 190, p. 10.

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; V. del Leoni, Venice; Private collection.

About Pablo Picasso

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.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France