Pablo Picasso, ‘Hibou’, 1957, Leslie Smith Gallery

Signature: The work comes with certificates of authenticity by both Mrs Maya Widmaier-Picasso and Mr Claude Picasso, stating that this work was made by their father, Pablo Picasso.

Image rights: Courtesy Leslie Smith Gallery

Vallauris - Musée Magnelli, Musée de la Ceramique : Picasso, Ceramiste a Vallauris, Pieces uniques. July - November 2004
New York - Hammer Galleries, Picasso: Ceramics at Vallauris -1946 -1973, April - May 2005

Vallauris – Musée Magnelli, Musée de la Ceramique : Picasso, Ceramiste a Vallauris, Pieces uniques July – November 2004, no 103 (illustrated page 146)

Estate of the artist
Jaqueline Picasso, Paris (by descent from the estate)
Etienne Sassi Inc, Paris
Hammer Galleries, New York
Private Collection, Engeland

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