Pablo Picasso, ‘Plat Espagnol, Têtes de Taureau au Soleil’, 1957, HELENE BAILLY GALLERY

Certificate of authenticity issued by Mrs Catherine Hutin dated July 21st, 1990. Certificate of authenticity issued by Mrs Maya Widmaier Picasso dated November 17th, 1996. This work is registered under the n°57391 in the inventory of the Picasso Estate.

Signature: Drawn with a bull and dated on the back : 20.5.57

Hommage à Jacqueline Picasso, Galerie Sassi Milici, Vallauris, July 21st - September 10th, 1990.
Picasso : Unique Ceramics, Hammer Galleries, New York, May 1st - June 11th, 1996.
Picasso : Unique Ceramics, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, New York, November 16th, 1996 - January 26th, 1997.
Picasso: Céramiste à Vallauris, Pièces uniques, Musée Magnelli, Musée de la Céramique, Vallauris, July 3rd - November 30th, 2004.

Picasso: Unique Ceramics, From the Estate of Jacqueline Picasso, Hammer Galleries, New York, 1999, illustrated in color p.16.
Sandra Benadretti-Pellard, Picasso: Céramiste à Vallauris, Pièces uniques, Musée Magnelli, Musée de la Céramique, Editions Chiron, Paris, 2004, illustrated under the n°80, p.128.

Estate of the artist.
Jacqueline Picasso, Paris.
Etienne Sassi Collection, Paris.
Elliott Yeary Gallery, Aspen.
Sam Wyly Collection, Dallas.

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