5 June 2012
After Pablo Picasso
Centaure phallique II
signed, numbered and with the goldsmith's mark of François and Pierre Hugo 'Picasso/6/10' (on the left foot)
14 cm. high (excl. wooden base)
Conceived in 1960 and cast in 1973 in an edition of ten.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 8 December 1999, lot 286.
Acquired at the above sale by the father of the present owner.
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W. Spies, Picasso Sculpture, London, 1972, no. 563, (another cast illustrated p. 295).
In 1960 Picasso collaborated with the goldsmith François Hugo to create this and four other free-standing figurines: a Bacchante, a Pipe-player, a Dancing figure with cymbals and another version of the Centaur brandishing a spear.
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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