Head of a Woman

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© 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
executed by Carl Nesjar, Norwegian, born 1920
designed by Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881–1973
© 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
executed by Carl Nesjar, Norwegian, born 1920
designed by Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881–1973

Head of a Woman, Designed 1962, executed 1971

Cast concrete, granite, and quartzite
women
The John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection, Princeton University
y1969-131

Head of a Woman, Designed 1962, executed 1971

Cast concrete, granite, and quartzite
women
The John B. Putnam Jr. Memorial Collection, Princeton University
y1969-131

Norwegian artist Carl Nesjar executed Pablo Picasso's Head of a Woman in 1971 from a twelve-inch maquette that Picasso had completed in 1962. The huge project was poured and then sandblasted on-site. Picasso, who approved the project, received no fee for the work.