Techniques & Materials / Guitar Constructions

Picasso's Guitar constructions are three-dimensional, volumetric sculptural works fashioned by cutting, folding, bending, and, most often, stitching together flat pieces of crude mass-produced materials. They were not carved in wood or stone, modeled in clay or wax, or cast in precious metal, as sculpture had been for centuries, but were made instead by manipulating planar elements.

Artwork © 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York