Jun 09, 2016

Eduardo Paolozzi 1924-2005.


Born in Scotland to Italian immigrants , considered by many to be the “Godfather” of the Pop movement.

A True innovative and accomplished Sculptor , Paolozzi was the first artist to actually use the word ‘POP’ in a collage from his famous scrapbook “Bunk” compiled in 1952.Posted here are a few pages from the unique “Bunk” folio.

I had the upmost pleasure and delight in being taught by Eduardo Paolozzi at the Royal College of Art in London Kensington  between 1977 and 1979 and it was an honor to attend his classes.

In 2005 I was fortunate enough to acquire the last signed full edition of the ‘Bunk’ portfolio.If you are ever in London and travel on the Underground system , make sure to make a stop through Tottenham Court Road Station on the Central and Northern lines to catch a glimpse of the reminants of a Mosaic that once lined the Central Line platform walls , spectacular and unique as was the man who created them. A true Genius in an Art world of Mediocrity.