Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

Mayan Dog

1985

Artist
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi 1924–2005
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

Display caption

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.

Gallery label, August 2004