Pablo Picasso. Head. 1958

Pablo Picasso Head 1958

  • Not on view

This head is made from a wooden fruit crate into which Picasso carved abstracted ears. He once explained that his playful daily practice of assembling found objects felt to him only natural: "It seems strange to me that we ever arrived at the idea of making statues from marble. I understand how you can see something in the root of a tree, a crevice in a wall, a corroded bit of stone, or a pebble....But marble?"

Gallery label from Focus: Picasso Sculpture, July 3–November 3, 2008.
Medium
Wood box, nails, buttons, painted plaster, and painted synthetic resin mounted on ceramic dish
Dimensions
19 7/8 x 8 3/4 x 8" (50.5 x 22.2 x 20.3 cm)
Credit
Gift of Jacqueline Picasso in honor of the Museum's continuous commitment to Pablo Picasso's art
Object number
267.1984
Copyright
© 2021 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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