The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, known as The Med, has announced the sale of Pablo Picasso’s first Cubist sculpture;
The sculpture will be sold by Christie’s auction house in May;
Created in May 1909, the work depicts the bronze head of Fernando Olivier in Picasso’s Museum.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, also known as The Med, announced that it was selling Pablo Picasso’s first Cubist sculpture for about $ 30 million, at a current price of about R $ 152 million, to raise funds and purchase new ones. Art in the future.
The work will be auctioned off on the night of the 20th century art sale at Christie’s Auction House in New York City in May. Prior to the event, the sculpture will travel to Hong Kong and London for exhibition.
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Created in May 1909, this work depicts the bronze head of Fernando Olivier in Picasso’s Museum. This item represents an important moment in the development of Cubism, an art movement that emerged in the 20th century.
“Tête de femme (Fernande) is the definitive earliest sculpture of Cubism, and its revolutionary architectural feature, polished by Picasso after modeling on clay, suggests Vesalius as well as Frank Kehri.
According to information on The Med website, in 2013, Leonard A. Lauder was presented to the Museum by the lucky heir of the billionaire, philanthropist, art collector and American cosmetics company SD Lauder.
In total, there are 20 models of Picasso’s Tte de femme (Fernande). Most are found in public institutions such as the National Museum of Picasso in Paris, the Brock National Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
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