Eduardo Paolozzi – Retrospective

Eduardo Paolozzi – Retrospective

Everyone that can, should head on down to the Whitechapel Gallery for their exhibition on Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005), which will no doubt be a feast for the eyes.

We're huge fans of his work, which has been a lasting influence on many designers and artists working today.

Paolozzi was one of Britain’s most influential post-war artists. He was chosen to exhibit in the British Pavilion at the Venice Bienniel and at documenta. He was decorated with a Knighthood in 1989, following his appointment as Her Majesty’s Sculptor in Ordinary for Scotland and received many national and international accolades. His works are collected in international institutions from the Tate in London to Berlin’s Nationalgalerie, to the Museum of Modern Art in New York. From an early point onward, Paolozzi also played a significant role in art education, holding various leading posts.

This major Eduardo Paolozzi 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.

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).

Jon Dowling

16th February – 14th May 2017

Whitechapel Gallery
77–82 Whitechapel High Street
E1 7QX

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