Investors will flock to Picasso's $13,000 wool tapestry in September


2015-06-26 12:25:25


Investors will flock to Picasso's $13,000 wool tapestry in September

Bonhams' Picasso Editions will feature many less celebrated works by the great man

Bonhams' sale of Picasso Editions in London on September 27 will feature prints, ceramics and tapestries by the famed master.

One of the highlights of the sale is Le Baiser, a large wool tapestry estimated to fetch 6,000-8,000. It was executed in an edition of just 20 in 1979-80 by Marigold Enterprises.

Picasso, along with Leger, Miro and Dufy, was among the first modern artists to allow his designs to be translated into tapestries.

As one of the most experimental artists of the 20th Century, Picasso also turned his hand to pottery and printmaking with as much passion as he did painting.

There is a wide range of ceramics consigned for the sale including the decorated jug with a face, Femme du barbu (5,000-7,000). A similar item sold for $134,500 at Sotheby's earlier this year.

A black and white plate, Joueur de flte et chvre (1,200-1,800) and the broad dish, Visage dans un ovale (2,000-3,000) will also appeal to many.

Picasso turned his hand to several mediums, including tapestry

Bonhams' Ruth Graham comments: "This auction offers an exciting opportunity to collect works by one of the 20th century's most pre-eminent artists.

"He is always such a popular artist with great appeal, and these ceramics, prints and other editions give the public a remarkably affordable option to own their very own Picasso."

There are indeed a number of remarkably affordable Picassos onthe private market, which can sell for as relatively little as 9,500.

Other highlights of the sale include two prints. La Corrida (1956) is a scene of one of Picasso's favoured subjects - the bull fight - and has a pre-sale estimate of 10,000-15,000. A colour aquatint entitled Nature morte au Crne is also expected to sell for 10,000-15,000.

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