Pablo Picasso. She-Goat. Vallauris, 1950 (cast 1952)

Pablo Picasso

She-Goat

Vallauris, 1950 (cast 1952)

Medium
Bronze
Dimensions
46 3/8 x 56 3/8 x 28 1/8" (117.7 x 143.1 x 71.4 cm)
Credit
Mrs. Simon Guggenheim Fund
Object number
611.1959
Copyright
© 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Painting and Sculpture
This work is on view in the Sculpture Garden, with 12 other works online.
Pablo Picasso has 1,242 works online.
There are 1,559 sculptures online.

Picasso's studio in the town of Vallauris, where he worked beginning in 1948, was next to a yard into which potters threw debris—pieces of metal and shards of ceramics. After deciding to sculpt a goat, Picasso searched the yard for discarded materials that could suggest parts of the animal's body. He crafted a skeleton with these objects, and filled out the sculpture with plaster. A wicker basket forms the goat's rib cage; two ceramic jugs were modified to serve as its udders. Flat palm fronds shape the slope of the goat's spine and the length of its snout, and metal scraps are used as structural units throughout.

Gallery label from Focus: Picasso Sculpture, July 3–November 3, 2008

If you would like to reproduce an image of a work of art in MoMA's collection, or an image of a MoMA publication or archival material (including installation views, checklists, and press releases), please contact Art Resource (publication in North America) or Scala Archives (publication in all other geographic locations).

If you would like to license audio or video footage produced by MoMA, please contact Scala Archives (all geographic locations) at firenze@scalarchives.com.

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma.org, please email text_permissions@moma.org. If you would like to publish text from MoMA's archival materials, please fill out this permission form and send to archives@moma.org.

This record is a work in progress. If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to digital@moma.org.