MOTOR FIGURE, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi | Current | Exhibitions
Paolozzi produced several versions of this screenprint, photo-mechanically re-creating his original collage of different machine parts taken from trade catalogues.
One of my early heroes today – Eduardo Paolozzi (1924 – 2005). Paolozzi, the son of Italian parents, was born in Edinburgh in 1924. In 1943 he studied at the College of Art in Edinburgh in 1944 at the St Martin's School of Art and finally at the Slade School of Art in Oxford from 1945 to 1947, after which he worked in Paris. While in Paris from 1947–1949, Paolozzi became acquainted with Alberto Giacometti, Jean Arp, Constantin Brancusi, Georges Braque and Fernand Léger. This period became an…