Pablo Picasso - Evening & Day Editions London Thursday, September 12, 2019 | Phillips
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    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 d’homme (Man's Face); and Petite soleil (Little Sun)

1966; and 1968-69
Two red earthenware plaques, with painting in black.
Visage 16.2 x 10 x 2 cm (6 3/8 x 3 7/8 x 3/4 in.)
Petite 10 x 16.2 x 2 cm (3 7/8 x 6 3/8 x 3/4 in.)

Visage d'homme incised with date on the front, and annotated 'J148' and numbered 477/500 on the reverse, Petite soleil annotated 'J245' and numbered 120/200 on the reverse, both incised 'MADOURA' and with the Madoura Plein Feu and Empreinte Originale de Picasso pottery stamps on the reverse.

£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £5,000

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 12 September 2019