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  • Provenance

    Christie's Impressionist & Modern Paintings, Watercolours & Sculpture II, June 24, 1997, lot 256
    Madoura has confirmed the authenticity of this work, March 2, 2000.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Picasso's first Dove of Peace, chosen as the emblem for the First International Peace Conference in Paris in 1949, was a traditional, realistic picture of a pigeon which had been given to him by his great friend and rival, the French artist Henri Matisse.
    Picasso later developed this image into a simple, graphic line drawing that is one of the world's most recognisable symbols of peace. He also named his fourth child 'Paloma', the Spanish word for 'dove'.

  • Artist Biography

    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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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

11

Colombe

1954
Unique ceramic plate painted in colors,
7 x 8 3/4 in (17.8 x 22.2 cm)
signed and dated ‘7 juin 54’ on the front, with the Madoura Plein Feu pottery stamp on the reverse, in very good condition.

Estimate
$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $50,000

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