A unique art collection by Pablo Picasso that includes ceramics, hand-painted vases and plates, as well as more sculptural fine art pieces, will be auctioned by Sotheby’s on June 25 as part of the Impressionist & Modern Day Art Sale. In general, 126 lots from the sensational private art collection of Picasso’s granddaughter will be presented. They are estimated to earn $6.96 million (£4.5 million). Among the most expected fine art works are a manipulated vase “Abstraction Vase”, a gothic jug “Femmes Fleurs”, a modeled ceramic figure “Femme”, and also a painted ceramic manipulated jug “Chevre au Repos”.
This art collection combines Picasso’s masterpieces created between 1947-1948 and the late 1960s. Their story began in 1946 in Golfe Juan when Pablo Picasso met Georges Ramié and Suzanne Douly. They invited him to their Madoura Pottery workshop in Vallauris, where he made the first three pieces. Picasso came back to the studio a year later and asked if he could make more. As a result, a part of the pottery workshop was arranged especially for him that eventually gave a great opportunity for the famous artist to learn and grow also as a ceramicist. In this way, the today’s world of modern art has a surprising array of Pablo Picasso fine art works blurring the line between ceramics and sculpture.