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Pablo Picasso

Lot 617

Visage tankard, 1959

Earthenware with engobe decoration, glazed interior
8 1/4 × 6 1/2 × 4 1/2 in
21 × 16.5 × 11.4 cm
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Estimated value: $3,500–$4,500
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$2,600

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This work is number 156 from the edition of 300. Incised signature and number to underside ‘Edition …

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This work is number 156 from the edition of 300. Incised signature and number to underside ‘Edition Picasso Madoura 156/300’. Impressed manufacturer's mark to underside ‘Madoura Plein Feu Edition Picasso’.

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Madoura Pottery
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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This work is number 156 from the edition of 300. Incised signature and number to underside ‘Edition …

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This work is number 156 from the edition of 300. Incised signature and number to underside ‘Edition Picasso Madoura 156/300’. Impressed manufacturer's mark to underside ‘Madoura Plein Feu Edition Picasso’.

Manufacturer
Madoura Pottery
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

Lot 617

Visage tankard, 1959

Earthenware with engobe decoration, glazed interior
8 1/4 × 6 1/2 × 4 1/2 in
21 × 16.5 × 11.4 cm
Rago
Estimated value: $3,500–$4,500
Starting bid
$2,600

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