Head of a Woman

executed by Carl Nesjar, Norwegian, 1920 - 2015
designed by Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881–1973

Head of a Woman, Designed 1962, executed 1971

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

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.