Fine Art
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Phillips’ Second Annual Dedicated Pablo Picasso: Paper & Clay Auction Sets Three Auction Records and Achieves £442,468

Published on
June 7, 2024
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London - Phillips presented the second annual dedicated Pablo Picasso: Paper & Clay auction which achieved sell-through rates of 98% by value and 93% by lot, as well as three world auction records. The auction showcased a wide range of Picasso’s work, from early works on paper dating back to 1905-06, to ceramics from the 1950s, and etchings from the 1970s.

Left: Pablo Picasso, Femme du barbu, £20,000 - 30,000, Sold for £40,640
Middle: Pablo Picasso, Vase au decor pastel, £8,000 - 12,000, Sold for £38,100
Right: Pablo Picasso, Tete de chevre en profil, £10,000 - 15,000, Sold for £25,400

Left: Pablo Picasso, Visage de femme, £18,000 - 22,000, Sold for £22,860
Middle: Pablo Picasso, Chouette femme, £6,000 - 8,000, Sold for £22,860
Right: After Pablo Picasso, Portraits imaginaire, £4,000 - 6,000, Sold for £20,320

Left: Pablo Picasso, Jeunesse, £12,000 - 18,000, Sold for £19,050
Middle: After Pablo Picasso, £4,000 - 6,000, Sold for £17,780
Right: Pablo Picasso, Trois femmes nues près d'une fenêtre, £7,000 - 9,000, Sold for £16,510

Robert Kennan, Head of Editions, Europe, said, "..We were particularly thrilled with the result of £38,100 realised for Vase au décor pastel, which soared to over four times its presale estimate. This sale not only celebrates Picasso’s expansive body of work but also underscores our deep commitment to Modern and Post-War edition collecting. We are delighted that this dedicated Picasso sale has established a permanent place in our Editions auction calendar.”

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