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Creator Name: Picasso, Pablo
Creator Nationality: European; Iberian; Spanish
Creator Role: Sculptor
Creator Dates/Places: 1881 - 1973
Creator Name-CRT: Pablo Picasso
Title: Baboon and Young
Creation Start Date: 1951
Creation End Date: 1951
Creation Date: 1951
Object Type: Sculpture
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: H.21-1/2 x W.13-1/8 x D.24 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 55.45
Credit Line: Gift of the John Cowles Foundation
Copyright: ? Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Pablo Picasso was always innovative in his approach to art, regardless of the medium in which he was working. As a sculptor, Picasso pioneered the technique of assemblage, constructing works partly or entirely of "found" objects, both natural and man-made. In Baboon and Young, the artist used toy automobiles, a storage jar, and a car spring to create a playful image of motherhood. The two metal cars, undersides together, are the baboon's head; the round earthenware pot, with its high handles, makes up her torso and shoulders; and the curving steel spring forms her backbone and long tail. The rest of her body and the figure of her child were modeled from clay, and the whole piece was cast in bronze.
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AMICA ID: MIA_.55.45
Component Measured: overall
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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