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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Pablo Picasso
LE COMPOTIER
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Pablo Picasso
LE COMPOTIER
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973
LE COMPOTIER
dated 5 11 on the reverse
painted, incised and partially glazed ceramic plaque
33 by 53cm., 13 by 20 3/4 in.
Executed on 5th November 1948. This work is unique.
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Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

Provenance

Galerie Simon, Paris
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
Galerie Chalette, New York
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above in 1973; sale: Christie's, New York, 14th November 1996, lot 343)
Improvvisazione Prima Galleria D’Arte, Rovereto
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Cagliari, Centro Comunale d'Arte e Cultura Exma' & Cagliari, Centro Comunale d'Arte e Cultura Castello San Michele, Omaggio a Picasso, 2007, illustrated in colour in the catalogue

Literature

Georges Ramié, Picasso's Ceramics, Paris, 1974, no. 37, illustrated p. 26 (titled Plaque. Le Compotier)

Catalogue Note

 'There is no doubt that fired clay delighted and fascinated Pablo Picasso: it could fulfill both traditional functions and artistic purposes, while its properties permitted him to combine painting, sculpture and engraving. At the same time, the artist's roots gave him an innate interest in ceramics, since pottery belonged to his everyday surroundings in Spain and formed part of his Andalusian heritage' (Marilyn McCully, Ceramics by Picasso, Paris, 1999, p. 9).

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