Eduardo Paolozzi was one of the greatest British artists of the twentieth century.
Robin Spencer, the authority on Paolozzi, wrote about Paolozzi's use of plaster:
''Paolozzi's approach, like that of Picasso and the Surrealists, often involved the use of found objects. His studio was filled with plaster casts of the objects that appealed to him - dolls, toys, machine parts etc.
Sometimes these objects would simply be cast, at other times they were chopped up and reassembled, or individually coloured by the artist.
As with Rodin's approach to plaster, Paolozzi often regarded the plaster as the final work and most of Paolozzi's plasters were never intended for casting or editioning.''