Pablo Picasso, "Scene de tauromachique" unique Lot 97

LOT 97
Seller's Estimate: USD 15,000 - 20,000

Pablo Picasso, "Scene de tauromachique" unique ceramic, hand painted red terra cotta rectangular tile, 1959. Dated on verso, "14.7.59". 5.875"H x 9.125"W x .5"D. PROVENANCE: Estate of the artist. Jacqueline Picasso, Paris (by descent from the estate). Etienne Sassi Inc., Paris. (acquired from the above). Hammer Galleries, New York. 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, p. 18 (illustrated in color). NOTE: "Scene de tauromachique" is a hand-painted bullfighting tableau on a red terra cotta tile. Simple in its form, style, and execution, this familiar subject is one of the artist's most famous pictorial themes.The original signed certificate of authenticity from Maya Widmaier Picasso dated February 14, 1996 is included with this lot. Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973).

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