Pablo is not a worker but an artist. He enjoys ruffling the productions underway to increase the zoomorphic effects and painting over previously completed pieces. His technical liberty generates defects that do not disturb him.
The Picasso-Madoura cooperation is altogether artistic, popular, prolific, playful and lasting. This new desire to mold the raw material is also the source of his gold and silver wares, this time with François Hugo.
Oval vases with cornet neck are spectacular. Made in 1950, the prototype of the Grand vase aux femmes voilées, 64 cm high, was sold for £ 980K including premium at Christie's on 19 June 2013. It was edited in 25 copies. One of them was sold for £ 735K including premium at Christie's on June 25, 2012.
The Gros Oiseau designed in 1951 is an ovoid vase with flared neck and foot, well suited to show Pablo's owl whose wings are the handles. The body is decorated with a face. A hors série copy au visage noir was sold for £ 315K including premium by Christie's on February 5, 2014.
On October 23 in Paris, Christie's sells a vase of the same shape created by Picasso in 1957, 52 cm high, where the head of a faun supersedes the black face. Pablo enjoyed this unique piece that he kept for his personal use and it was not edited. This vase is estimated € 350K, lot 18.