Tête de taureau (Bull's Head)

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  • Condition Report

  • Provenance

    Christie’s, London, Impressionist and Modern Paintings and Sculpture, 27 June 1989, lot 467
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Literature

    Douglas Cooper, Picasso, 19 plats en argent par François et Pierre Hugo, Paris, 1977 (illustration of another example)
    Alain Ramié 329 (illustration of the white earthenware version)
    Picasso: Peintre d'objets/Objets de peintre (exhibition catalogue), Musée d'Art Moderne, Créet & La Piscine, Musée d'art et d'industrie André Diligent, Roubaix, 2004-05, fig. 297 (illustration of another example)

  • Artist Bio

    Pablo Picasso

    Spanish • 1881 - 1973

    One of the most dominant and influential artists of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso was a master of endless reinvention. While significantly contributing to the movements of Surrealism, Neoclassicism and Expressionism, he is best known for pioneering the groundbreaking movement of Cubism alongside fellow artist Georges Braque in the 1910s. In his practice, he drew on African and Iberian visual culture as well as the developments in the fast-changing world around him.

    Throughout his long and prolific career, the Spanish-born artist consistently pushed the boundaries of art to new extremes. Picasso's oeuvre is famously characterized by a radical diversity of styles, ranging from his early forays in Cubism to his Classical Period and his later more gestural expressionist work, and a diverse array of media including printmaking, drawing, ceramics and sculpture as well as theater sets and costumes designs. 

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Tête de taureau (Bull's Head)

1956
Repoussé silver plate.
42 cm (16 1/2 in.) diameter
Impressed 'Picasso' and numbered 2/20 on the underside (there were also 2 artist's proofs and 2 author's proofs), with the French assay marks for silver and the silversmiths' mark and registration numbers '1413' and '2026' impressed on the underside, executed by Atelier François and Pierre Hugo, Paris, 1967.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

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London Auction 24 January 2019