Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is plaster?

What is plaster?

Plaster is a mixture of heat treated and powdered gypsum. It is mixed with water to make a solid sculpture, cast in a mold, carved, modeled and attached to other materials. Artists have used plaster for working models and finished artwork for centuries.

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Mark Dion

Emanations of the Earth, 2017

Sculpture / Object

Plaster

EUR 1,100

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