I introduced this lot as follows in 2013 :
Pablo Picasso admires the face and the eyes of Marie-Thérèse. She is pregnant, but Picasso is forced to leave her temporarily to prepare his divorce from Olga.
Tête de femme, oil on canvas 65 x 54 cm painted on March 12, 1935, is a tribute by Pablo to his goddess, with bright colors. The artist uncorrelated the two themes of his aesthetic admiration : the face is seen in profile, which is a great angle to highlight the beauty of this young woman, but the eyes look straight towards the observer.
Afterwards, particularly with Dora, Pablo abused with this theme of dislocating the face. Here, the result is fresh and surprising, generating a real illusion of movement of the pretty head.
This artwork is also unique in the career of Pablo. After completing it, he will stop painting during a few months to satisfy other fantasies, including the Minotauromachie.
I invite you to play the video shared by Sotheby's in 2013.
SOLD for £ 19M including premium