Little Girl Jumping Rope

“Pablo had always wanted to make a sculpture that didn’t touch the ground. One day, watching a little girl jumping rope, he decided that would be the way to do it. He had the ironmonger in Vallauris make him a rectangular base from which rose, to a height of three or four feet, a curving iron tube in the shape the jump-rope would have as it touched the ground. The top ends of the ‘rope’ provided the support for the little girl.”