14 May 1999
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Tte de faune
signed 'Picasso' (on the reverse)
partially glazed and painted ceramic tile
6 x 6 in. (15.2 x 15.2 cm.)
Painted in 1956. This work is unique.
Gump's Gallery, San Francisco.
M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., New York.
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G. Rami, Picasso's Ceramics, Barcelona, 1974, p. 151, no. 335 (illustrated).
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