Daily Prompt: Picasso’s Found Object

Bull’s Head, Pablo Picasso, 1942 – Found Object

Pablo genius

Pablo trickster

Pablo scavenger

In Occupied Paris,

Foraging for art

Forging in bronze.

Object found: a bicycle seat

Object found: its handlebars

Object made: Bull’s Head

His most ‘astonishing piece’

The art world said.

Imaginative Pablo,

echoing down the decades.


Guess how I made the bull's head? One day, in a pile of objects all jumbled up together, I found an old bicycle seat right next to a rusty set of handlebars. In a flash, they joined together in my head. The idea of the Bull's Head came to me before I had a chance to think. All I did was weld them together... [but] if you were only to see the bull's head and not the bicycle seat and handlebars that form it, the sculpture would lose some of its impact -Pablo Picasso, 1942

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