If you live in London you might know Eduardo Paolozzi for the many bright mosaics that fill Tottenham Court Road station. You might otherwise know him for the cover of Paul McCartney’s 1973 album Red Rose Speedway, the relief doors of the University of Glasgow’s Hunterian Gallery, or the Head of Invention sculpture on the South Bank outside the Design Museum in London. The list of the Anglo-Italian artist’s varied and high profile commissions goes on like this.
Paolozzi was interested in everything and as photographs show, his studio was piled high with books and hundreds of found objects, from trinkets to metal scrap, tools and toys. A sculptor, printmaker, filmmaker, collage artist and writer, he was a dynamic and multitalented creator, and a forerunner of British pop art. To coincide with Frieze Art Fair later this month, an upcoming exhibition resembling his topsy-turvy studio presents unseen works and original sketches alongside jewellery designed by his daughter Emma Paolozzi and inspired by his work. Staged in the Paul Smith flagship store in Mayfair, the exhibition looks at Paolozzi’s work through the eyes of his daughter and shows how the Paul Smith label is shaped by a similarly eclectic eye for design.
Eduardo and Emma Paolozzi: A Celebration of Art and Life will be on show at the Paul Smith flagship store in London from 12–24 October.
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