Lot 3632 - Z41 Prints & Multiples - Saturday, 03. December 2016, 03.30 PM


(Málaga 1881 - 1973 Mougins)
Le barbu. 1953.
Pitcher. Ceramic with painting in red, green, yellow, grey, black and white, partly glazed. Decorated in engobes and knife engraved. From an edition of 500. Height 32 cm. On the bottom with the stamps: d'apres Picasso and Madoura Plein Feu.

Catalogue raisonné: Ramié, no. 217.

In July 1946 Pablo Picasso visits the annual ceramic exhibition in Vallauris with his friend the engraver Louis Fort. He is shown around by the organizers and is particularly interested in the works by the Madoura workshop. He asks to get to know their owners Suzanne and Alain Ramié. During his subsequent visit he creates two ceramics right away.

Already in the following year, he gets his own workplace at the Madoura workshop and starts designing ceramics by means of sketches. In the beginning he experiments with the new material and is supported by the experienced ceramist Suzanne Ramié. After first prototypes, he quickly creates editions of his ceramic works.

For Picasso working with clay and plaster is another form of original prints.

CHF 11 500 / 12 500

€ 10 090 / 10 960

Sold for CHF 17 000 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.