USF Proposed Picasso Sculpture Media

Picasso's Bust of a Woman was planned to be erected at USF in the early 1970s by the sculptor, Carl Nesjar. The sculpture was meant to stand over 100 feet tall and be part of a fine arts complex near the current fine arts building on the Tampa campus. Sometime after the Board of Regents approved the plan in 1973 the fund raising campaign failed to meet its goal. Plans for the sculpture have been investigated multiple times since by people contemplating a revival of the project. This area of the collection includes a recreation of a slide-show presenting in approximately 1973-1974 to promote the fundraiser. Physical slides and a cassette were digitized and overlayed together to recreate the full experience for researchers.


Submissions from 1974


USF Proposed Picasso Statue Slideshow, University of South Florida