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Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Baboon with Young
Image View:
Overall side view from the left
Creator:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish sculptor, 1881-1973)
Location:
repository: Musée Picasso [Paris] (Paris, Île-de-France, France) MP342
Location Note:
From Africa to the Americas: Face-to-Face Picasso, Past and Present (2018 exhibition)
Date:
1951 (creation)
Cultural Context:
French
Style Period:
Twentieth century
Work Type 1:
assemblage (sculpture)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
plaster; ceramic; two model cars; metal
Technique:
assemblage (sculpture technique); modeling (forming)
Measurements:
56 cm (height) x 34 cm (width) x 71 cm (depth)
Subjects:
abstraction; animal; found objects
Description:
Created in Vallauris in October of 1951. This is the original assemblage from which bronze copies were later cast. Her face was formed from two toy cars, ”one upright, the other turned upside down” that Picasso had borrowed from his son Claude, and her tail was an automobile spring. The baboon's ears were made from cup handles, and her round belly was a large jug whose handles form the shape of her shoulders. As a sculptor, Picasso pioneered the technique of assemblage, constructing works partly or entirely of "found" objects, both natural and man-made. (Source: Musée Picasso-Paris [website]; http://www.museepica ssoparis.fr/en/)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
7A1-PICASSO-FAFFM-BW Y-A01
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Baboon with Young