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Arm

Artist:
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, Malaga 1881–1973 Mougins, France)
Date:
1951
Medium:
Patinated Brass
Dimensions:
22 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/4in. (55.9 x 10.8 x 8.3cm)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Arthur Luce Klein and Luce Arthur Klein, 1992
Accession Number:
1992.178
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
"Arm" was made in Vallauris, where Picasso first began making ceramics in 1947. In 1951 he also made several small bronze sculptures, including two hands and two forearms that, like this example, include a single hole near the wrist or elbow. It is likely that these works were intended as door knockers.
Inscription: Stamped on far end of arm: EGodard /Cire perdue/ 2/2
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Evocative Fragments," February 14–June 14, 1998, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Small Bronzes," September 5, 2003–March 14, 2004, no catalogue.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Picasso in The Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 27–August 1, 2010.

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