Sir Eduardo Paolozzi Kardinal Syn 1984

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Kardinal Syn
Date 1984
Medium Plaster and string
Dimensions Object: 460 x 460 x 280 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1995
Reference
T06941
Not on display

Display caption

The fragmented or sectioned head has been a theme in Paolozzi''s sculpture since Plaster for Mr Cruikshank, on display in the adjoining gallery. This work, Kardinal Syn, uses facial features derived from shop window dummies. The twine wound round the lower jaw of its battered and deformed head hints at violence and physical restraint, while the comic word play of the title adds a note of black humour.

August 2004

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