Posted on 8th June 2017
We are very excited that our Summer Fine Art sale on Tuesday 20 June will include work by Scottish sculptor and artist Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005).
Paolozzi is undoubtedly one of the most innovative and provocative artists of the 20th century and was largely credited with launching the Pop Art movement. His influence is everywhere and you may be familiar with some of his most well-known works, including the mosaic patterned walls of the Tottenham Court Road tube station; the cover of Paul McCartney’s album Red Rose Speedway; and the bronze sculpture Newton after Blake in the piazza of the British Library.
During his career he received a CBE, was elected to the Royal Academy and received a knighthood from the Queen in 1989. In 1999, the National Galleries of Scotland opened the Dean Gallery to house a large collection of his work, together with a recreation of Paolozzi’s studio with all of its contents, and his art is displayed all over the world.
Ten individual lots feature in the Summer sale, including signed prints, artists’ proofs and portrait studies. Amongst the pieces are four lithographic prints, Metallization of a Dream, each signed and dated 1963, which carry a guide price of £400-£600.
Also featured is a unique Xerox print, Canticle for Leibowitz, signed and dated 1984. This framed work, measuring 16cm by 16cm, is estimated to achieve £200-£300. There are also several signed artists’ proofs and sheets of signed heads portrait studies.
These individual pieces give a fascinating insight into the workings of this great artist and provide a unique and affordable opportunity to own something connected with one of our greatest modern artists.