Sotheby’s presents unique works from the collection of Marina Picasso
By : | January 28, 2020
Sotheby’s presents forty-two works from the private collection of Pablo Picasso’s granddaughter, Marina on the upcoming Impressionist and Modern Day sale on 5th February in London.


Lot 302

The following group of works, from the illustrious collection of Marina Picasso, Pablo Picasso’s granddaughter, represents a singular insight into the artist’s fascination with portraiture and his unique ability to capture
the essence and personality of every visage.

Lot 327

Spanning the entirety of his career and bridging both his painterly and sculptural mastery of the ceramic medium as well as his celebrated and spontaneous draughtsmanship on paper, the present grouping focuses particularly on the motifs of the portrait, head, face and personality, subjects for which the artist was most greatly admired.

Lot 301 and 302

The drawings in the Marina Picasso collection include early sketches, some executed whilst the artist was still in Spain, as well as a range of later works that demarcate important phases in Picasso’s evolution as an artist. From naturally expressive drawings to sculptural collage, quixotic sketches and cubist compositions, Picasso’s work with paper spans his entire lifetime and represents his persistent desire to transform traditional notions of figurative representation.

Lot 308

In combination with a significant group of ceramics, some of which date back to the artist’s early experimentation with the medium whilst at the Madoura Pottery in Vallauris in the late 1940s and others which were produced in the last years of the artist’s life, the present group of drawings affords us an insight into the artist’s exploration of the complexities of representation. The artist’s work in ceramic, intimately related in both theme and subject to his broader œuvre, distilled his creative genius to its most accessible components and allowed the artist to present his favourite subjects in a medium that fused painting, drawing and sculpture into one single, fluid process. The truly extraordinary variety of Picasso’s all-embracing œuvre is represented by the broad range of works offered in Tête à Tête avec Picasso: Unique Works from the Collection of Marina Picasso offering an exceptional insight into the artist’s boundlessly creative approach towards capturing the essence of each character’s personality.