Sale 2170
Picasso Ceramics Impressions in Clay
Online 2 - 16 May 2014
Sale total including buyer's premium:
USD 1,052,250
In the summer of 1946, a simple visit by Pablo Picasso to the annual pottery exhibition in Vallauris, France would become a significant turning point in the artist’s career. No sooner had he seen the ceramics displayed than he was enchanted with this new medium. Of particular note to him were the works in the Madoura stall and, after meeting the owners Suzanne and Georges Ramié, he returned with them to their atelier. That afternoon, Picasso created his first ceramics, tackling the new medium with his natural genius and prodigious creative imagination. The following year, Picasso was offered a permanent place in the Madoura workshop. For the next twenty-five years, the collaboration would lead to an extensive body of unique ceramics as well as 633 limited edition works.
This sale offers 47 lots of these highly sought-after ceramics with bids starting at $1,200.

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In the summer of 1946, a simple visit by Pablo Picasso to the annual pottery exhibition in Vallauris, France would become a significant turning point in the artist’s career. No sooner had he seen the ceramics displayed than he was enchanted with this new medium. Of particular note to him were the works in the Madoura stall and, after meeting the owners Suzanne and Georges Ramié, he returned with them to their atelier. That afternoon, Picasso created his first ceramics, tackling the new medium with his natural genius and prodigious creative imagination. The following year, Picasso was...
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