Walter Furlan - Tete d’ homme - après Picasso
Original glass sculpture, signed by the artist in blue, red and yellow glass, signed by the artist beneath the base
Size: Height 325 mms x width 140 cm; weight 4650 g.
Note 1: This work depicts a man’s cubist head and face and is similar in portrayal to numerous paintings by Picasso.
Note 2: Furlan was born near Venice and at an early age went to work in the VAMSA glassworks where the learned the technique of sculpting glass “a masello” which infuses colour into pure crystal giving it brightness, vibrant colour and power. Whilst still a young man Furlan met Picasso and later, in 1963, Picasso attended his show at the Murano glass exhibition. Much of Furlan’s work is “after Picasso” depicting interpretations of his paintings in coloured glass. He was encouraged by Picasso himself to do this.
Edition: Unnumbered. Furlan’s works were always made from very small editions and we believe few pieces exist similar to this.