Crocodile Plaster by Eduardo Paolozzi

Artist(s): Eduardo Paolozzi
Medium: Plastercast
Framed: no

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A ‘Crocodile’ plaster stamped by the Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation (supplied with a certificate of authenticity which is also stamped).

Measures: 3.25 x 8.25 x 3.25 inches.

This plaster was on display at the Field and Fork Restaurant at Pallant House Gallery for the Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture exhibition.

Robin Spencer, the authority on Paolozzi, wrote about Paolozzi’s use of plaster:

“With regard to the small plasters, some are from ‘ready-mades’ (including boxed model kits, objects found in charity shops etc); others are cast from his own designs.”

“The plasters from the 1990s were not often cast in any other material. A lot of the animals were made specially for the ‘Arche Noah’ , [Noah’s Ark], exhibition in Munich in 1990.”

“He was very keen that the medium of plaster should have a higher status as a sculptural medium than it had previously enjoyed in the 20th century. He took a particular interest in this question after Albert Elsen’s ‘Rodin Rediscovered’ exhibition (1981) which re-valued Rodin’s practice with plaster.”

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Due to the fragile nature of these pieces we are unable to post. We recommend that these items are collected in person but specialist art handling can be arranged. Please contact us for further details.



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