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Piscator
Piscator

© trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, licensed by DACS 2021. Photo credit: Colleen Rowe Harvey / Art UK

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A large abstract sculpture entitled 'Piscator', and also known as the 'Euston Head'. It is named after the German theatre director Erwin Piscator. The sides of the sculpture have silvered bumps and hollows, and viewed from above, the top surface resolves into a human body and face.

Date

1980–1981

Medium

cast iron with an aluminium finish

Accession number

NW1_CRH_S038

Acquisition method

commissioned by the British Railways Board, Fluor (Great Britain) Ltd, Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd, Norwich Union Insurance Group, and Pension Fund Securities Ltd

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Arts Council

Custodian

Arts Council

Work status

extant

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

on north west face of statue in the centre: E.PAOLOZZI / LONDON 1980; on north west face of statue in bottom right hand corner: R.WATSON / MAKER

Inscription description

on north west side of the plinth: Piscator / by Eduardo Paolozzi / assisted by / Ray Watson / cast by / Robert Taylor & Co (Ironfounders) Ltd / commissioned by / British Railways Boar / Fluor (Great Britain) Ltd / Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd / Norwich Union Insurance Group / Pension Fund Securities Ltd / presented to the nation through the Arts Council of Great Britain 1981


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Located at

Euston Square,

NW1 1DU

Located on the west side of the elevated entrance forecourt to Euston Station.