Distinguished array of Picasso ceramics to star at Freeman’s, March 8

Pablo Picasso, ‘Tete de Chevre en Profil,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

Pablo Picasso, ‘Tete de Chevre en Profil,’ estimated at $10,000-$15,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

PHILADELPHIA — Freeman’s Art and Design auction, scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, features a distinguished selection of works by Pablo Picasso, including more than a dozen plates, pitchers and sculptures in clay. Absentee and Internet live bidding will be available through LiveAuctioneers.

“We’re delighted to bring this grouping of Picasso ceramics to market,” said Head of Sale for Art offerings Lauren Colavita. “Picasso experimented dynamically in clay from the late 1940s to the early 1970s, and these pieces have since become highly sought-after among collectors; we anticipate strong buyer interest for this selection.”

The sale’s leading lots include Picasso’s 1965 sculpture Grosse tete, profil gauche, a study in elegant linework and form in clay; and Tete de Chevre en Profil, a vibrantly glazed earthenware clay dish.

Pablo Picasso, ‘Grosse tete, profil gauche,’ estimated at $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

Pablo Picasso, ‘Grosse tete, profil gauche,’ estimated at $15,000-$25,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

Freeman’s March 8 Art and Design sale brings the best of both collecting categories to market. It features early examples of contemporary furniture by Charles and Ray Eames, Pierre Paulin, Vico Magistretti, Gino Sarfatti and Arne Jacobsen. George Nelson’s work for Herman Miller is particularly well represented in the upcoming sale.

A diverse collection of early 20th-century ceramics and glass begin the auction, with works by Frederick Rhead and Tiffany Studios. Mid-century and contemporary studio ceramics offered include works by Toshiko Takaezu, Maija Grotell and Bodil Manz.

Pablo Picasso, ‘Cavalier et cheval,’ estimated at $8,000-$12,000. Image courtesy of Freeman’s

Pablo Picasso, ‘Cavalier et cheval,’ estimated at $8,000-$12,000. Courtesy Freeman’s

Freeman’s March 8 auction will delight collectors of prints and multiples; from modern masters such as Henri Matisse to standout contemporary figures such as Glenn Ligon, the sale’s selection includes something for everyone. Leading the choices is a lithograph of Marc Chagall’s ethereal Romeo et Juliette; also featured are works by celebrated women artists Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson and Elizabeth Osborne, as well as prints by their contemporaries Frank Stella and David Hockney.

 

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