Pablo Picasso, ‘Vase aztèque aux quatre visages’, 1957, Design/Decorative Art, Terre de faïence pitcher, partially glazed, Heritage Auctions
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Pablo Picasso

Vase aztèque aux quatre visages, 1957

Terre de faïence pitcher, partially glazed
21 3/10 in
54.1 cm
Edition 17/50
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There are some tiny chips to one of the faces, as well as a .5" flake to the base; there is a …

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Stamped with the Edition Picasso and Madoura Plein Feu stamps, incised with number, and inscribed with 'Madoura Edition Picasso' to the …
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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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There are some tiny chips to one of the faces, as well as a .5" flake to the base; there is a slightly pinkish shade to a few areas of the surface/glazing; otherwise, no other apparent condition issues.

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Stamped with the Edition Picasso and Madoura Plein Feu stamps, incised with number, and inscribed with 'Madoura Edition Picasso' to the …
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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

Vase aztèque aux quatre visages, 1957

Terre de faïence pitcher, partially glazed
21 3/10 in
54.1 cm
Edition 17/50
.
Bidding closed
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