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Picasso depicts the bull as a fearful animal on this plate, as he stands over a bullfighter lying prone on the ground. The figures are silhouetted in black on a red earthenware background. Black leaves encircle the violent scene. The symbol of the bull is a frequently recurring image in Picasso's work across mediums. Picasso’s bull serves as a vehicle conveying several metaphorical messages: nationalistic representation of Spain, commentary on brutality and fascism, an avatar for his own self-image. This plate was conceived by the artist on January 22, 1957.

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Catalogue Raisonné: 393, A. Ramié
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Provenance:
  • Private Collection, California
Exhibition:
10 Year National Museum Tour. Catalog with exhibition history will be included.
  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.05 x 9.05 x 0.5 in. (22.99 x 22.99 x 1.27 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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