London, South Kensington
1 December 2000
Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)
Visage stylisé à l'Y
stamped and numbered underneath Madoura Plein Feu, Empreinte Originale de Picasso, J 144, 39/100
partially glazed ceramic tile
6¾ x 6¾in. (17.1 x 17.1cm.)
Conceived between December 1968 and January 1969 and executed in an edition of 100
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A. Ramié, no.565 (another version illustrated).
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