Narrator: Picasso made sculptures into toys, but sometimes he made toys into sculptures! This is a sculpture of a baboon – a kind of monkey.
Narrator: But look closely at this baboon’s head. Do you recognize what it’s made of?
Narrator: Two toy cars! The two hoods make up the baboon’s nose and mouth – and the windshield on top is where the eyes look out. The cars belonged to Picasso’s son, Claude.
Picasso used cup handles for the Baboon’s ears. Its body is a jug. Now look around at the tail. It’s a spring from a car!
Nancy Lim: Picasso loved animals!
Narrator: That’s Nancy Lim, again:
Nancy Lim: As a child he carried pigeons to school as pets. He had three Siamese cats. He had dogs throughout his life. He had at least two monkeys, a tortoise. He had goats. He also kept a tame white mouse that lived in one of his table drawers. And his greatest dream was to have a tiger. One of his friends wrote later: "If it had been up to Picasso, he would have always surrounded himself with a regular Noah's Ark."
Narrator: Keep your eyes open for more animal sculptures in this room. I’ll give you some hints to find them: