Pablo Picasso - Editions Modern: Online Auction New York Friday, June 5, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, California

  • Literature

    Alain Ramié 290

  • 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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Visage (Face)

1955
White earthenware turned bowl with partial knife engraving, colored engobe and glaze.
diameter 5 x 2 3/8 in. (12.7 x 6 cm)
From the edition of 500, inscribed 'EDITION MADOURA PICASSO' in black paint on the underside, with two spots of minute loss of glazing at the bowl rim (measuring 1/8 inches each), rubbing on the underside slightly affecting the inscription, otherwise in generally very good condition.

Estimate
$2,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $4,375

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Editions Modern: Online Auction

Online Auction 5 - 15 June 2020