- Sir Eduardo Paolozzi 1924–2005
- Plaster and string
- Object: 460 x 460 x 280 mm
- Presented by the artist 1995
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.
Gallery label, August 2004
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