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Type Live Webcast Auction
Price Realized 406,250.00 USD
Date Sold 11/4/2015

Lot # 101
Estimate 250,000.00 - 350,000.00 USD
Group - Category Art - Other
Lead Pablo Picasso, "Vase deux anses grand oiseau"
unique ceramic, white terra cotta with hand-decorated paint, slip and glaze, 1949. Dated, "2.49" underneath. Vase: 20.675"H x 14.5"W x 12"D. PROVENANCE: Estate of the artist. Jacqueline Picasso, Paris (by descent from the estate). Etienne Sassi Inc., Paris. (acquired from the above). Elliott Yeary Gallery, Aspen, Colorado. From the Collection of Sam Wyly, Dallas, Texas (acquired from the above in 2001). EXHIBITED: "Hommage a Jacqueline Picasso," Galerie Sassi Milici, Vallauris, France, July 21-September 10, 1990. "Picasso-Unique Ceramics," Hammer Galleries, May 1-June 11, 1996. "Picasso-Unique Ceramics," Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn Harbor, NY, November 16, 1996-January 26, 1997. LITERATURE: "Picasso: Unique Ceramics, From the Estate of Jacqueline Picasso," New York: Hammer Galleries, 1999, on cover and p. 53 (illustrated in color). Sandra Benadretti-Pellard, "Picasso: Céramiste à Vallauris, Pièces uniques," Museé Magnelli, Museé de la Céramique, Paris: Chiron, 2004, Cat. 98, (illustrated in color on cover, pp. 33, 142). NOTE: Standing over twenty inches tall and with a commanding physical presence, the "Vase deux anses grand oiseau" has an elegance and power singularly stated within the oeuvre of Picasso's unique ceramic works. By using darker hues and alternating the contours of the form separated by a white glaze, this large bird as a two-handled vase gains recognizable definition and movement from one compositional element to the next. Somewhat bizarrely, a smiling anthropomorphic head with incised features rests on the center of the breast, as the wings become grotesque ears and the handles ringed horns. The alternating use of color and line guides the eye from the simple-footed base to the incised features of the bird's head at top, always drawing us back into the plentiful middle, where we alternate between seeing both man and beast. The original signed certificate of authenticity from Maya Widmaier Picasso dated November 17, 1996 is included with this lot. Additionally, a copy of the signed certificate of authenticity from Catherine Hutin (Jacqueline Picasso's daughter) is also included. We would like to give special thanks to The Nasher Sculpture Center for their loan of the display pedestal for this work. Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973).
Name The Fine Art Auction
Auctioneer Dallas Auction Gallery
Type Live Webcast Auction
Date(s) 11/4/2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 6:00 PM CST
Preview Date/Time Saturday, October 31st from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday, November 2nd from 10:00 AM to 5:00PM Tuesday, November 3rd from 10:00AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday, November 4th from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Location 2235 Monitor Street
Dallas, TX 75207
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Featuring over fifty lots from the Collection of Sam Wyly, Dallas entrepreneur and philanthropist. With a wide-ranging selection of important American, European and Western paintings; American Historical autographs, documents, portraits and memorabilia; eleven Audubon Havell hand-colored prints; five unique Picasso ceramics; and a diverse grouping of Modern & Contemporary editions and unique artworks. Highlights from the auction include significant works by Thomas Hart Benton, Jean Béraud, Albert Bierstadt, Li Chen, George Inness, Frank Tenney Johnson, Grandma Moses, Frederic Remington, Norman Rockwell, Millard Sheets/Octavio Medellin, Gilbert Stuart, Andy Warhol and Andrew Wyeth.
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