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Pablo Picasso

Oiseau sur la branche, 1952

Terre de faïence ceramic with hand painting and glazing
6 1/4 × 6 1/4 × 1 1/2 in
15.9 × 15.9 × 3.8 cm
Edition of 500
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LITERATURE: Ramie, 175

Condition Report: 1/2" loss to the rim; two 1/4" losses to the …

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Incised on the underside, with Madoura and d'Après Picasso 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.

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LITERATURE: Ramie, 175

Condition Report: 1/2" loss to the rim; two 1/4" losses to the rim; scattered losses to the glazing.

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Design/Decorative Art
Signature
Incised on the underside, with Madoura and d'Après Picasso stamps
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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

Oiseau sur la branche, 1952

Terre de faïence ceramic with hand painting and glazing
6 1/4 × 6 1/4 × 1 1/2 in
15.9 × 15.9 × 3.8 cm
Edition of 500
Bidding closed
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