Pop Art Pioneer Features in Brampton Exhibition
A new Hayward Gallery Touring exhibition featuring a collection of screen-prints by Eduardo Paolozzi opens this week at Brampton Museum.
The collection, from London’s Southbank Centre, is visiting the borough as part of a national tour and will be on show at the museum until 3 March.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) was one of the pioneers of the pop art movement in the UK. Born in Scotland, he was a compulsive collector and a ‘jumbler of icons’. He is equally revered for his mechanistic sculptures and his kaleidoscopic print projects.
‘General Dynamic F.U.N’, is a series of fifty screen prints and photolithographs created between 1965 and 1970 in which Paolozzi employs the technologies of mass-reproduction and gorges on its idols – the household names and familiar faces of consumer advertising, high fashion and Hollywood.
The prints, which bear strange titles such as 'Totems and Taboos of the Nine-to-Five Day'; 'Twenty Traumatic Twinges' and 'Cary Grant as a Male War Bride', do not occupy a rigid sequence but can be assembled and viewed in any order.
Admission to the Museum and the Paolozzi exhibition is free.
Last updated 22 January 2019