H58 x W51 x L22 cm – 20kg
Picasso is depicted in his Mediterranean working clothes – Sailor’s vest and shorts, surrounded by images relating to his life. Marie-Terese Walter, his mistress of many years, the blond woman of many paintings, is in his left hand. Inside his body are allusions to his Cubist period and the “Tauromachia” he loved and often drew. The woman in the center of his body represents the many women he used, often destroyed and always needed. The Faun playing the Pan-Pipe, is an image, Picasso used in portraying himself – the mythical figure who, using the magic of his art could draw the world towards him.
Handmade. Limited Edition. Official Frank Meisler Gallery brand exclusive certificate of authenticity. Metal Alloys with silver/gold plated elements. Rotating marble base.
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