This sculpture was one of a series of spoofs on modern art made by Paolozzi in 1971 for his retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery in London. The red sculpture was based on a work by the American minimalist artist Donald Judd. By adding a child?s toy snail to the top of the structure, Paolozzi humorously removes the seriousness and gravity of minimalist sculpture, true to the tradition of surrealism. The combination of `high? and `low? culture - the artistic and the everyday, is seen throughout his oeuvre.