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Pablo Picasso
Bull Rim With Leaves Ramie 394 Picasso Ceramic Madoura

1957

$8,000

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BULL, RIM WITH LEAVES 1957. Alain Ramie` No. 394. Picasso, Catalogue of the Edited Ceramic Works” Red earthenware turned round plate, painted in black. With the Madoura Plein Feu” and “Edition Picasso” pottery stamps on the reverse. Incised “Edition Picasso”, “K-118” and numbered out of 500 on the reverse. Diameter: 9” Edition size: 500 Pablo Picasso is without doubt the most widely collected artist of the 20th century. For five years in the 1950’s, Picasso produced ceramic plates, vases and bowls in the Madoura studio in France. The studio was owned by Georges Ramie, who catalogued all of the artwork that Picasso produced during that time. Each plate, vase and bowl is assigned a unique number according to the number in the Ramie catalogue. The prices of Picasso Madoura Ceramics have been on fire lately (no pun intended). The major auction houses – Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips – have now been regularly holding Picasso Madoura Ceramic auctions. Pieces that sold for $2,000 fifteen years ago are going for $8,000 and more now. A collector should consider several factors when deciding from whom to purchase Picasso Madoura Ceramics: Firstly, when one purchases from an auction house, one pays a buyer’s premium of anywhere from 23% to 28% over the “hammer price”. So when one “wins” an auction for $20,000, the actual price paid is more like $25,000. By contrast, when purchasing from us, the price agreed to is the price paid by the buyer, no hidden fees. Secondly, when one purchases from an auction house, the buyer pays the packing and shipping fee, which are usually exorbitant. By contrast, when purchasing from us, the price includes packing and shipping. Thirdly, when one purchases from an auction house, the sale is final. If one receives the piece and is not 100% satisfied with it, there is nothing the buyer can do about it. They are stuck with it. By contrast, when purchasing from us, the buyer has sixty days to determine if they want to keep it. If not, the buyer returns to piece to us for full refund, and we pay the shipping both ways! Fun fact: no one has ever returned a piece to us! Please note also that many Picasso Madoura Ceramics are auctioned at foreign auction houses. When purchasing at one of these auctions, not only are the factors listed above magnified, but one also has to consider the problems of getting the piece through Customs. There are often delays and considerable fees to pay in order to import the item. When purchasing from us, we ship the same day and you receive it via FedEx the next day, no problems or hassles. Many people have asked about a Certificate of Authenticity. Note that the Picasso Estate have has, and does not, issue Certificates of Authenticity. Any Certificates of Authenticity for Picasso Madoura Ceramics are issued by private, independent dealers, including us. We issue a Certificate of Authenticity with each piece we sell. Having said that, to date, there has not been a surfacing of fakes Picasso Madoura Ceramics like there have been with works by other artists such as Rodin, Chagall and Dali. Many people have also asked if we can provide the provenance for a given piece. Unfortunately, we cannot. We are constantly buying Picasso Madoura Ceramics from auctions, estates, private collectors and deaccessioning museums. Most of the time, the seller has no history of ownership. This particular piece is pristine: there are no nicks, bruises or scratches of any kind. It is really a good value at this price. Please do not hesitate to ask us questions. We love talking about these pieces! In 1895, Picasso was traumatized when his seven-year-old sister, Conchita, died of diphtheria. After her death, the family moved to Barcelona, where Ruiz took a position at its School of Fine Arts. Picasso thrived in the city, regarding it in times of sadness or nostalgia as his true home. Ruiz persuaded the officials at the academy to allow his son to take an entrance exam for the advanced class. This process often took students a month, but Picasso completed it in a week, and the jury admitted him, at just 13. The student lacked discipline but made friendships that would affect him in later life. His father rented a small room for him close to home so he could work alone, yet he checked up on him numerous times a day, judging his drawings. The two argued frequently. Picasso's father and uncle decided to send the young artist to Madrid's Royal Academy of San Fernando, the country's foremost art school. At age 16, Picasso set off for the first time on his own, but he disliked formal instruction and stopped attending classes soon after enrollment. Madrid held many other attractions. The Prado housed paintings by Diego Velázquez, Francisco Goya, and Francisco Zurbarán. Picasso especially admired the works of El Greco; elements such as his elongated limbs, arresting colors, and mystical visages are echoed in Picasso's later work.

Details

  • Artist
    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973, Spanish)
  • Creation Year
    1957
  • Dimensions
    Height: 9 in. (22.86 cm)Width: 2 in. (5.08 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    One won't find a better example of Ramie 394 than this one. It is pristine with no nicks of any kind. Really a beautiful piece.
  • Gallery Location
    Boca Raton, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: Picasso Madoura Collection of Boca Raton Photorealism Gallery1stDibs: LU5041063123

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    A return for this item may be initiated within 60 days of delivery.

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About Pablo Picasso (Artist)

One of the most prolific and revolutionary artists the world has ever seen, Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) had a tremendous impact on the development of 20th-century modern art.


Although he is best known for his association with the Cubist movement, which he founded with Georges Braque, Picasso’s influence extends to Surrealism, neoclassicism and expressionism.


“Every act of creation is, first of all, an act of destruction,” the Spanish artist proclaimed. In his Cubist paintings, he emphasizes the two-dimensionality of the canvas, breaking with conventions regarding perspective, foreshortening and proportion. Picasso was inspired by Iberian and African tribal art. One of his most famous pre-Cubist works is Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (1907), a painting considered immoral and shocking at the time for its depiction of nude women whose faces resemble Iberian tribal masks.


He made many portraits in this style, most often of the women in his life, their expressively colored faces composed of geometric shards of surface planes. In Woman in a Hat (Olga), 1935, he painted his first wife as an assemblage of abstract forms, leaving the viewer to decipher the subject through the contrasting colors and shapes. Picasso was a tireless artist, creating more than 20,000 paintings, drawings, prints, ceramics and sculptures. Tracing his life’s work reveals the progression of modern art, on which he had an unparalleled influence.

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