Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Visage aux yeux rieurs (A. R. 608)
stamped, marked and numbered 'Edition Picasso/Madoura Plein Feu/Edition Picasso/35/350/Madoura' (underneath)
partially glazed and engraved ceramic pitcher
Height: 13 ½ in. (34.5 cm.)
Conceived on 9 January 1969 and executed in a numbered edition of 350
Click on the lot number to be taken to details of the lots displayed in this group image Lot 41 Visage au nez noir (A. R. 609)
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In keeping with its partner piece, Lot 41 , Visage aux yeux rieurs is a masterwork of glazing with the colours brightly articulating the subject, bringing it to life. The fine craftsmanship of the rounded body is noticeable in this edition, with the fine spout and handle reminiscent of an Etruscan pitcher. The all over design remains in keeping with this classical reference but brings a Modern twist to this history, making it typically ‘Picasso’ in being both reverent and revolutionary at the same time.
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