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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Pablo Picasso
JOUEUR, DANSEUR ET BUVEUR
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109

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Pablo Picasso
JOUEUR, DANSEUR ET BUVEUR
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973
JOUEUR, DANSEUR ET BUVEUR
dated 11.3.57. (upper left); signed Picasso on the reverse
painted and partially glazed ceramic; rectangular tile
25.4 by 30.7cm., 10 by 12in.
Executed on 11th March 1957. This work is unique.
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Provenance

Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
Irving Galleries, Palm Beach
Private Collection, U.S.A. (sale: Sotheby's New York, 7th February 1996, lot 89)
Private Collection, U.S.A. (purchased at the above sale)
Private Collection, U.S.A. (sale: Sotheby's New York, 9th May 2007, lot 307)
Private Collection, Switzerland (purchased at the above sale)
Opera Gallery, New York (acquired from the above in 2008)
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2008

Literature

Georges Ramié, Céramique de Picasso, Paris, 1974, no. 477, illustrated p. 189

Catalogue Note

Picasso's relentless creative impulses are perhaps nowhere better exhibited than in his work with ceramics. Picasso's approach to ceramics was characterised by a remarkable sense of freedom and innovation. Around 1955, Picasso began working with industrial tiles and studying the large and impressive collection of Spanish ceramics at the Palais Miramar in Cannes. The present work reveals the revolutionary influence of his first hand inspection of the collection, displaying the Islamic roots of Spanish ceramics and the stirred sense of identity with the artistic ceramic traditions of his native country. 

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