Pablo Picasso’s Pottery and Lithographs

Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

Pablo Picasso was the most influential artist of the first half of the twentieth century. That influence can still be felt around the world.

Picasso’s Oslo Mural

In 2011, a car bomb attack killed eight people and damaged two buildings in Oslo’s government quarter. One of the buildings was adorned with a mural that Picasso designed in collaboration with Norwegian artist Carl Nesjar in 1970.

Y-Block in Oslo’s government quarter bore ‘The Fisherman’ mural by Picasso and the Norwegian artist Carl Nesjar.
Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Kyrre Lien for The New York Times

The government of Norway has decided to remove the mural, along with a second mural in the lobby, demolish the buildings and move the murals to an alternate site.

News of the relocation was met by outcries from local, national and international opponents of the move. Curators from the Museum of Modern Art in New York wrote a letter to Norwegian officials asking them to reconsider the demolition plan, which they said “would not only constitute a significant loss of Norwegian architectural heritage, but it would also render any attempt to salvage or reposition Picasso’s site-specific murals elsewhere unfortunate.”

The mural The Fishermen by Pablo Picasso and the Norwegian artist Carl Nesja is scaffolded in the government quarter in Oslo on July 27, 2020.
Photo: Lise Åserud/NTB Scanpix Norway OUT/NTB Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images.

Many of those who oppose the removal of the murals, state that the buildings are an important piece of architectural history as well as symbols of social democracy. They argue that the bomber did not destroy the buildings and the government should not be the destructive force.

Einar Gerhardsens Plass, where The Fishermen mural will be installed in 2025.

The government will store the murals and install The Fishermen in Einar Gerhardsens Plass, a town square in Oslo, in 2025.

Picasso Lithographs and Pottery at Surovek Gallery

Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall at a Madoura ceramics workshop in Vallauris, 1948.

In 1948, Picasso lived in Vallauris, a commune in the south of France. During the seven years that he stayed there, Picasso created many sculptures, pieces of pottery and paintings.

Pablo Picasso
Poisson, 1953
Partially glazed terra-cotta pitcher
8.66 inches
Edition: 500
Stamped and Marked: Edition Picasso/Madoura Plein Feu/EditionPicasso/Madoura
For sale at Surovek Gallery

Picasso worked in many different medium, each in his distinct style. He worked with the Madoura studio in Vallauris for 24 years. More than 600 pieces were created during that time, in limited editions, all engraved with the Madoura stamp.

Pablo Picasso
Femme, 1955
Partially glazed terracotta pitcher
12.87 inches in height
Edition: 100
Stamped: Madoura Plein Feu/D’Apres Picasso
For sale at Surovek Gallery

We have several beautifully crafted pottery pieces at Surovek Gallery that Picasso produced at the Galerie Madoura and linoleum cuts that he created around the same time.

Pablo Picasso
Pique (Rouge et Jaune), 1959
Linoleum cut printed in red and yellow
20 7/8 x 25 inches
Signed in pencil
For sale at Surovek Gallery

Please contact us if you would like more information about the work of Pablo Picasso or any of the other fine artists whose works are available at Surovek Gallery.

 

 

 

 

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