Small Head Plaster by Eduardo Paolozzi

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

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A ‘Small Head’ plaster stamped by the Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation.


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 them. We recommend that these items are collected in person or that specialist art handling be arranged.


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