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Pablo Picasso - Guitar Sculpture
Picasso’s first Guitar construction was a sculpture made between
October and December 1912. Cobbled together from cardboard, paper,
string, and wire—materials he cut, folded, threaded, and glued—Picasso’s
silent instrument resembled no sculpture that had ever been seen
Its creation coincided with Picasso’s embrace of a wide range of
what were then unconventional materials, including cardboard,
newspaper, wallpaper, sheet music, and sand. In 1914 the artist
reiterated his fragile, papery Guitar construction in more
fixed and durable sheet-metal form.
In the early 1970s Picasso donated
both works to The Museum of Modern Art.