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St Sebastian I
© Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2015

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St Sebastian I 1957

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
Standing on two tubular legs and supporting a large head, St. Sebastian illustrates the importance of the human form in the work of Eduardo Paolozzi. The familiar shape, however, is heavily scarred by traces of man-made interference. The sculpture's surface is coarse and rough, incorporating scratches as well as impressions of gears, wheels and machines. On a different level, however, these marks are also proof of the intense craftsmanship of the production process: they are clear indication of the direct intervention of an artist. St. Sebastian was a martyr who was tied to a stake and shot through with arrows.


  • Acc. No. GMA 3700
  • Medium Bronze
  • Size 214.50 x 72.00 x 35.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1993