TITLE: “Seated Woman with Red Hat (Femme assis au chapeau rouge)”
ARTIST: Pablo Picasso
DATE: c. 1954-1956
WHY WE CHOSE IT: Indiana’s Evansville Museum recently made a surprise discovery — a previously misattributed work, stored for nearly 50 years in their own collections, is actually a rare work of glass art by Pablo Picasso.
According to the Evansville Courier & Press:
“Seated Woman with Red Had” is a rarity for Picasso, who only created some 50 works in gemmail, a colored, fused and fired-glass between 1954 and 1956. The colors in layered glass piece, which is 36 inches high, 28 inches wide and 3 inches thick, are only visible when illuminated from behind.
The piece, donated to the museum by industrial designer Raymond Loewy in 1963, initially was cataloged as art inspired by a design for a Picasso painting, but credited to another artist named Gemmaux. The supposed artist’s name turned out to be the plural for “gemmail.”
SOURCE: Evansville Museum (Indiana)
Fine art by Pablo Picasso is available through Park West Gallery and its cruise art auctions at sea. Learn more at http://picasso.parkwestgallery.com.