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This is a scaled down version of the life size bronze The Artist as Hephaestus, commissioned by London and Bristol Developments in 1987 for their offices at 34-36 High Holborn. Hephaestus or Vulcan was the Graeco-Roman god of fire and maker of weapons for heroes, He taught man to use fire, and was the protector of craftsmen. The figure relates to a monumental bronze, The Artist as Hephaestus, formerly in High Holborn, London.
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Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
by Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi
bronze statuette, 1987
Photographs © National Portrait Gallery, London