Sir Eduardo Paolozzi Mayan Dog 1985

Artwork details

Artist
Title
Mayan Dog
Date 1985
Medium Painted plaster
Dimensions Object: 480 x 225 x 330 mm, 10.6 kg
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1995
Reference
T06942
Not on display

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One of the originators of British pop art, Paolozzi is known for sculptures and collages that incorporate materials from a range of disparate sources. In 1985 he was invited to mix a selection of his own works with the ethnographic displays at the Museum of Mankind in London. <i>Mayan Dog</i> was based on an illustration of a Mayan sculpture that Paolozzi found in a book. It was given a varnish finish to create an antique appearance.

August 2004

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