Mating Crickets by Eduardo Paolozzi (SIGNED)
Artist(s): Eduardo Paolozzi
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A ‘Mating Crickets’ plaster stamped by the Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation. Underside signed by Paolozzi.
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.”
Due to the fragile nature of these pieces we are unable to post them. We recommend that these items are collected in person or that specialist art handling be arranged.