Pablo Picasso sculpture on Lake Vänern near Kristinehamn, Sweden

Pablo Picasso sculpture on Lake Vänern near Kristinehamn, Sweden

April 2013 Issue

Pablo Picasso sculpture on Lake Vänern near Kristinehamn, Sweden


The location of the subject in February’s photo is the shore of Lake Vänern near Kristinehamn, Sweden. Pictured is a 15-meter-tall sculpture imagined by Pablo Picasso and built by Norwegian artist Carl Nejsar in 1965. Its steel frame was filled with small stones and concrete, and the exterior patterns then were created through sand blasting. The sculpture is a portrait of Picasso’s wife, Jacqueline. (From another angle, the sculpture resembles a face in profile.)

Five readers sent in the correct answer, and RICHARD SUNDEEN of Manhattan Beach, California, won the drawing.

We thank Carole Jacobs of Golden, Colorado, for contributing the photo.