Picasso and François Hugo began collaborating on large plates that were part of Picasso’s private collection, personal and treasured objects, which Picasso kept hidden under wraps. The collection of objects which Picasso entrusted to François Hugo for execution in silver and gold, between 1956 and 1967, were considerably varied in conception and style. From sculpture, to vases and jewellery, the collaboration encompassed the many aspects of art that Picasso was interested in at the moment.
Only after years of collaboration, François Hugo had the permission to commercialise the plates and to recreate a smaller version into wearable art in the form of 23 kt gold medallions. The edition of medallions echo the imagery of the plates and is in an edition of 20, plus two artist’s proof.
Each medallion has a reference number from the Atelier Hugo.
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