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現代視野:納爾遜及哈皮·洛克菲勒伉儷收藏

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Pablo Picasso
1881 - 1973年
LE CONDOR
Painted and partially glazed ceramic
Height: 14 1/2 in.
36.8 cm
Executed circa 1948; this work is unique. 
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Claude Picasso has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

來源

Daniel Kahnweiler, Paris
Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
Acquired from the above on September 30, 1955

展覽

London, The Arts Council of Great Britain, Picasso in Provence, 1950, no. 85
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Sculpture of Picasso, 1966, no. 207, illustrated in the catalogue
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Twentieth Century Art from the Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Collection, 1969, n.n.

出版

Georges Ramié, Céramique de Picasso, Paris, 1974, no. 70, illustrated p. 34

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A lifelong animal lover, Picasso incorporated animals into even his first-known drawings as a young student in Spain. As an adult his menagerie of pets, which included a goat who roamed his estate grounds, an owl with whom he shared his studio, and the faithful dachshund he affectionately named Lump, provided subject matter and inspiration for a multitude of his paintings and sculptures. From those beasts that inhabited his studio, to the bullfighting rings he visited in his childhood, to the sea life found in the nearby ocean outside his studio window, the animal world provided consistently fascinating inspiration for his explorations in both two and three dimensions.

Beginning in the 1920s and 1930s, Picasso made a habit of spending the summers with his family on the Côte d’Azur, where the landscape and culture reminded him of his upbringing along the Catalan Mediterranean coast. During one of his sojourns in the region in the summer of 1946, Picasso discovered pottery as an outlet of his ceaseless creative impulses during a chance visit to the Madoura Pottery studio of Suzanne and Georges Ramié. Motivated partially by his enthusiasm for working with clay, Picasso began to spend more and more time near Vallauris, acquiring a villa there in 1949.

Picasso’s ceramics of this period is filled with imagery of aminals both natural and mythological, as Picasso worked with enormous enthusiasm and creativity to transform, quite literally, earth into art. The present sculpture exudes avian vitality, the rounded forms of the bird and dashes of bright pigment projecting a sense of majesty evocative of epically large bird which it represents. Although the work was not acquired by Nelson Rockefeller until September 1955, references to it appear in correspondences between him and Alfred Barr as early as July 1952. In it, Barr, who was a trusted eye to Nelson and often suggested purchases for objects and paintings he had inspected on Nelson’s behalf, describes the bird as “very handsome, I think.”

現代視野:納爾遜及哈皮·洛克菲勒伉儷收藏

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