Picassomania – a chance to buy a Picasso original online at auction19 March 2021 Auction house Bonhams is holding a 'Picassomania' sale which includes artworks by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) including ceramics, prints and photographs.
The March 23 sale in London features 100 lots “showcasing the full diversity of his oeuvre”.
Lucia Tro Santafe, head of sale at Bonhams, said: “Picasso is rightly one of the most celebrated artists of the 20th century, and Picassomania showcases the full diversity of his oeuvre – and his versatility as an artist. It includes all mediums, from ceramics and prints, through to unique works on paper and photographs.”
Here is a selection from the upcoming auction.
1. Tête d'Homme print
Some of Picasso’s prints are a good way to buy his work at an entry-level price. This linocut print numbered 303/400 in pencil called Tête d'Homme Barbu from 1966 was published by Galerie Madoura as a greeting card in 1967.
It is estimated at £600-800.
2. Taureau dish
This dish called Taureau conceived in 1952 and executed in an edition of 500 at Sotheby's New York in 1998. It has an estimate of £1000-2000.
3. Picasso photo
This photograph of Picasso by André Villers (1930-2016) called Les Yeux de Pablo Picasso, 1956 has a photographer's studio stamp on the back and is estimated at £1000-1500.
4. Gold plate
The top lot of the sale is Visage de Faune, a 22-carat gold repoussé plate, which has an estimate of £250,000-350,000. Conceived in 1955, it was made in 1968 by François and Pierre Hugo – it is the first made by François Hugo in collaboration with Picasso.
View the 100 lots in the Picassomania sale at Bonhams.
Many of the works in the sale are subject to Artists Resale Right and additional premium costs.