This soft toy is one of the Boezels collection designed and manufactured by Twan and Frans Verdonck.
Each friend is designed as sensory stimulation (snoezelen) for people with neurological conditions for whom the world may be as an extra-challenging and scary place.
This example is owned by MOMA.
Pablo Picasso (1881–1973)
“Bottle of Vieux Marc, Glass, Guitar & Newsaper” (1913)
Collage and pen & ink on blue paper
Support 46.7 x 62.5cm.
Tate Modern (London) inv. nr. DACS2002
Picasso died forty years ago this week (April 8, 1973). His works grace galleries and private collections worldwide. Music was an important motif for Picasso across his many styles and an example of one of his collages is shown here.
See more on Picasso and other works by visiting the Tate blog.
(P.S. Don’t miss the last few weeks of the Lichtenstein retrospective at Tate Modern, London.)