Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Grasping hand
Oversized plaster sculpture
c. 1975

Height 32 cm
Width 34.5 cm


Artists studio

Paolozzi’s approach, like that of Picasso and the Surrealists, often involved the use of found objects. His studio was filled with plaster casts of the objects that appealed to him – dolls, toys, machine parts etc.Sometimes these objects would simply be cast, at other times they were chopped up and reassembled, or individually coloured by the artist.
As with Rodin’s approach to plaster, Paolozzi often regarded the plaster as the final work and most of Paolozzi’s plasters were never intended for casting or editioning.