Eduardo Paolozzi Exhibition Opening At Whitechapel Gallery
One of Britain’s most influential post-war artists Eduardo Paolozzi is the subject of a major exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery, London. The major retrospective spans five decades and features over 250 works; from the artist’s post-War bronzes, revolutionary screen-prints and collages, to his bold textiles and fashion designs. After studying at colleges near here his home in Edinburgh and later in London, he spent a few years in Paris where he became influenced by Alberto Giacometti, Jean Arp and other Surrealists. Later his work for the London Underground included the mosaics at Tottenham Court Road tube station, and the decorative arches were removed to Edinburgh for restoration. Considered the ‘godfather of Pop Art’, his collages, sculptures and prints challenged artistic convention, from the 1950s through to the Swinging Sixties and advent of ‘Cool Britannia’ in the 1990s. Alongside Paolozzi’s early brutalist concrete sculptures, highlights include material from his groundbreaking performance lecture Bunk! (1952), his large-scale Whitworth Tapestry (1967) and the iconic sculpture Diana as an Engine (1963).
The exhibition is at Whitechapel Gallery, London from 16 Feb – 14 May 2017 and tickets can be found HERE. Image: Eduardo Paolozzi, Wittgenstein in New York Courtesy Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.