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Pablo Picasso

Hibou blanc sur fond rouge, 1957

Terracotta ceramic plate, partially engraved, with coloured engobe
18 × 18 × 2 1/4 in
45.7 × 45.7 × 5.7 cm
Edition 15/200
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BARBARA AND JOE TABOR

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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BARBARA AND JOE TABOR

Condition Report: Scattered mild scuffs to the upper rim and underside rim.

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Incised 'Edition Picasso' with the Edition Picasso and Madoura stamps to the underside
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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.

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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BARBARA AND JOE TABOR

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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF BARBARA AND JOE TABOR

Condition Report: Scattered mild scuffs to the upper rim and underside rim.

Signature
Incised 'Edition Picasso' with the Edition Picasso and Madoura stamps to the underside
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

Hibou blanc sur fond rouge, 1957

Terracotta ceramic plate, partially engraved, with coloured engobe
18 × 18 × 2 1/4 in
45.7 × 45.7 × 5.7 cm
Edition 15/200
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