15. May 2012 17:45
Last week the Rainstar Team had the honour of coming face to face with a selection of Pablo Picasso’s ceramics from The Madoura Collection for a video production with Christie’s, the international auction house.
From the Grand Vase aux Femmes Voilees to the Vallauris plate, specialists India Philipps and Michelle McMullan, talked us through the historic importance of each individual piece – and even gave us some insider stories about the artist himself.
Seeing Picasso’s works up close really bought to life the artist’s imagination and main influences, such as his pet owl and goat as well as his native Spain. His attention to detail is highlighted by the fact that his techniques translate so naturally onto his clay canvas through his use of shapes and bold coloration. Once again, Picasso makes it all look so effortless.
We could go on and on about the history of this collection but we don’t want to spoil the video for anyone so watch this space closely in the days to come…
For now we will leave you with an excerpt from Christie’s Press Release for The Madoura Collection for those of you who can, want or absolutely need to grab one of Picasso’s incredible works:
“This unrivalled Collection is expected to realise a total in the region of £2 million, and will be offered at Christie’s South Kensington saleroom over two days – at 4pm on 25 June and at 10am on 26 June 2012. The auctions will comprise of around 550 ceramics in perfect condition, many of which have remained untouched since they were created, as well as prints, posters, photography and furniture from the Pottery. A broad selection of Picasso’s catalogue raisonné is on offer, dating from his earliest ceramics in 1947 through to his last in 1971, and estimates range from £100 up to £100,000. Highlights from the collection will be on exhibition in Paris, Hong Kong and Christie’s King Street premises prior to the full-sale exhibition in South Kensington, London”