Picasso: the face of the 20th century

On 02 July 2020, by Sophie Reyssat

Apart from Pierre Jeanneret and his two easy chairs, sold for €14,375, Picasso was the winner in this 20th century special on Saturday, June 27 at Fontainebleau (Osenat).

© Picasso Estate, Paris, 2020
Result: €8,750

It took €8,750 to secure this dish in the 1948 "black face" service, one of an edition of 100 sporting the Madoura marks (diam. 42.5 cm, 16.7 in). In the painting section, André Derain landed €7,975 for an oil, Bouquet de roses (31 x 36 cm, 1 x 1.6 ft), while Portrait de mademoiselle Lise Brissaud, c. 1928, drawn by Bernard Boutet de Monvel in black pencil and watercolour (44 x 44 cm, 17.3 x 17.3 in), garnered €6,500 (44 x 44 cm, 17.3 x 17.3 in). At €5,375, furniture took on a few curves with an armchair by Kenzo Tange in thermoformed plywood covered in tweed, edited by Tendo Mokko.

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