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Pablo Picasso

Four Faces (Quatre Visages), 1959

White earthenware turned pitcher with decorations in oxides on white enamel.
9 × 5 1/2 × 8 in
22.9 × 14 × 20.3 cm
Edition 189/300
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Making Modern: Property from the Collection of Florence Knoll Bassett

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Making Modern: Property from the Collection of Florence Knoll Bassett

9 x 5 1/2 x 8 in. (22.9 x 14 x 20.3 cm)

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Inscribed `Edition Picasso' and numbered 189/300 in black paint on the underside, with the *Madoura Plein Feu* and *Edition Picasso … Read more
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.

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Making Modern: Property from the Collection of Florence Knoll Bassett

9 x 5 1/2 x 8 in. (22.9 x 14 …

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Making Modern: Property from the Collection of Florence Knoll Bassett

9 x 5 1/2 x 8 in. (22.9 x 14 x 20.3 cm)

Signature
Inscribed `Edition Picasso' and numbered 189/300 in black paint on the underside, with the *Madoura Plein Feu* and *Edition Picasso … Read more
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

Four Faces (Quatre Visages), 1959

White earthenware turned pitcher with decorations in oxides on white enamel.
9 × 5 1/2 × 8 in
22.9 × 14 × 20.3 cm
Edition 189/300
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