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    Sale 2165

    Impressionist and Modern Day Sale

    7 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 313

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

    Tête de picador au nez cassé

    Price Realised  

    Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
    Tête de picador au nez cassé
    stamped with foundry mark and numbered 'C. VALSUANI CIRE PERDUE 3/6' (on the back)
    bronze with dark brown patina
    Height: 7½ in. (19.1 cm.)
    Conceived in Barcelona, 1903; this bronze version cast in 1960


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    This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of sculptures being prepared under the direction of Diana Widmaier Picasso.

    Provenance

    Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris.
    Marlborough Gallery, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the late owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    This work will be included in the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of sculptures being prepared under the direction of Diana Widmaier Picasso.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF CARAL GIMBEL LEBWORTH


    Literature

    W. Spies, Picasso, Das Plastiche Werk, Stuttgart, 1983, p. 372, no. 3 (another cast illustrated, p. 326).
    W. Spies, Picasso, Sculpteur, Paris, 2000, p. 394, no. 3 (another cast illustrated, p. 346).
    W. Spies, Picasso, The Sculptures, New York, 2000, p. 394, no. 3 (another cast illustrated, p. 346).