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With its bold black lines and striking earthenware clay coloration, Pablo Picasso’s ‘Yan Pitchern’ mimics the shape of a bird with a spout for a beak and wings resting by its sides. Picasso regularly manipulated his ceramics to imitate animal forms, subtly referencing both Asian and Egyptian pottery in its form and motifs.

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Drip of lacquer, visible in photographs.

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Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881- 1973) has impacted the development of the 20th century with unparalleled magnitude. His prolific career included over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets and costumes. Embedded with a range of intellectual, political, social, and amorous messages, Picasso’s work transcends Cubism, Neoclassicism, Surrealism, and Expressionism.

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Yan Pitchern , 1952
Lot Number 14
Ceramic
10 x 4.875 x 3.25 in (25.4 x 12.38 x 8.26 cm)
Edition of 400
Stamped
Ramié 140

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  • Dimensions
    10 x 4.875 x 3.25 in (25.4 x 12.38 x 8.26 cm)