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Face (Mask) #1

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Face (Mask) #1

Artist: Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881 - 1973)
Date: c. 1955
Medium: Ceramic
Dimensions:
Overall (tile): 7 7/8 × 7 7/8 in. (20 × 20 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Mary and Jon Doidge, 2017.11
Accession number: 2017.11
Classification: decorative arts
In Collection(s)
Label Text Pablo Picasso’s two ceramic tiles produced at the Madoura studio, Face (Mask) #1 and (Mask) #2, c. 1955, illustrate his skill as a craftsman. Picasso’s relationship with ceramics began shortly after World War II when the artist was introduced to Suzanne and Georges Ramié, owners of the Madoura pottery shop inthe south of France. Picasso was given access to the studio's resources and, in exchange, workshop in the South of France. Picasso was given access to the studio’s resources and, in exchange, the Ramie family sold his work in the South of France. Source: News, Oct Nov Dec 2017
InscriptionK. 120 Edition Picasso 87/250 Madoura (center of verso in glaze)
Edition87/250
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