5 May 2005
After a Design by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Centaure phallique I
stamped with signature, numbered, stamped with goldsmith's mark of François Hugo 'Picasso 10/10' (on the back legs)
23 carat gold
Height: 4¾ in. (12.2 cm.)
Conceived in 1961; this gold version cast by François and Pierre Hugo by 1967
Pierre Hebey, Paris.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 2003.
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W. Spies, Picasso Sculpture, London, 1972, p. 311, no. 563 (another cast illustrated, p. 293).
P. Hugo, Bijoux Artistes, Hommage à François Hugo Aix-en-Provence, 2001, p. 162 (another cast illustrated).
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