Pablo Picasso, ‘Tete en forme d'horloge’, 1956 / 1967, Wright
Pablo Picasso, ‘Tete en forme d'horloge’, 1956 / 1967, Wright

Dimensions: 0.75 d x 16.75 dia in (2 x 43 cm)

Spain / France

This work is number 1 of 2 exemplaires d'auteur aside from the edition of 20 produced by Atelier François and Pierre Hugo, Aix-en-Provence, France. Signed with impressed silver touchmark and manufacturer's mark to reverse: [Picasso Exeplaire D'Auteur 1/2] and [1436 3220]. Sold with original burl wood case.

Manufacturer: Atelier Francois and Pierre Hugo

Picasso: Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works 1947-1971, Ramie, pg. 166, pl. 325 illustrates ceramic version Picasso: 19 plats en argent, Cooper, discusses series

Private Collection

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