Horse's Head
Horse's Head
Horse's Head
Horse's Head
Horse's Head
Horse's Head
Horse's Head
Horse's Head
Horse's Head

© trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, licensed by DACS 2024. Image credit: Museums & Galleries Edinburgh – City of Edinburgh Council

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An internationally renowned artist, Paolozzi trained at Edinburgh College of Art and The Slade, London. The influence of Dada and Surrealism can be clearly seen in his sculpture, within the overall pop idiom of his own generation of British pop art. His work draws on both contemporary material culture through industry and the mythology and motifs of classical Greece and Italy. His work is complex and eclectic in its references, much of it derived from the increasing prevalence of technology and mechanisation from the 1950s.

The concrete original of this work is dated 1947, and it was cast in bronze in 1974.

City Art Centre


Horse's Head


1947 & 1974




H 69 x W 37 x D 47 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from the artist (Jean F. Watson Bequest funds and government grant-in-aid), 1980

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Signature/marks description

base: Eduardo Paolozzi. 2/3; stamped on base: MORRIS SINGER FOUNDERS

Inscription description

base: Slade 1947


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