Pablo Picasso, ‘Pot et compotier avec fruits’, 1919, Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Pot et compotier avec fruits’, 1919, Heritage Auctions
Pablo Picasso, ‘Pot et compotier avec fruits’, 1919, Heritage Auctions

Condition Reports: Hinged along top edge; light overall toning with mat burn; minor rubbing, possibly inherent to the work. Framed Dimensions 25 X 22 Inches

Signature: Signed lower right: Picasso

C. Zervos, Pablo Picasso, Paris, 1949, vol. 3, p. 94, no. 27, illustrated; The Picasso Project, ed., Picasso's Paintings, Watercolors, Drawings, and Sculpture from Cubism to Neoclassicism 1917-1919, San Francisco, 1995, p. 169, no. 19-006, illustrated.

Ladislas Segy, Paris and New York; Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York; Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, December 10-11, 1947, lot 7; Private collection, acquired by the family of the owner at the above sale; Sotheby's New York, May 11, 1988, lot 153; Private collection; Christie's New York, May 5, 2004, lot 110.

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