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Spare Parts, Warm Hearts

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Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881–1973, Baboon and Young, 1951, bronze, gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Cowles, Gallery 376

As a sculptor, Picasso pioneered the technique of assemblage, constructing works partly or entirely of “found” objects. In this piece, the artist used toy cars, a storage jar, and a car spring to create a playful, tender image of motherhood. The rest of her body and the figure of her child were modeled from clay, and the entire piece was then cast in bronze.

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