Eduardo Paolozzi at the Whitechapel Gallery



On Sunday, I  went down to the Whitechapel Gallery in East London to see the Eduardo Paolozzi exhibition that's currently being shown there. I didn't know too much about him before I went so was interested to see what he was all about.



Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) was one of the most innovative and irreverent artists of the 20th century. Considered the 'godfather of Pop Art', his collages, sculptures and prints challenged artistic convention, from the 1950s through to the swinging sixties and advent of 'Cool Britannia' in  the 1990s.



This major retrospective at the Whitechapel Gallery in East London, 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. 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).




I found the whole thing hugely inspiring, Eduardo produced so many amazing pieces and his work is very wide ranging. I particularly loved his textile prints and collage pictures.


Outfit Details
Trousers - Handmade, Suede Jacket - Topshop
Shoes - Ops & Ops, Bag - Louis Vuitton Alma 

The exhibition is on until 14 May 2017 and is well worth a visit, you can find out more here.

Edit: I've since found out that, to launch the exhibition, a short film has been created about Paolozzi which looks at a lot of his public work in London including the much loved mosaics at Tottenham Court Road (I've always admired these whenever I pass through and had no idea he was behind them!) and the Blake Newton sculpture at the British Library. Check it out below!




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6 comments

  1. Dress in the 4th picture down....I need it! I've never heard of Eduardo Paolozzi either but I need to Google him right now.
    You look fabulous! x

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    1. I can definitely see you in that dress Vix, I thought of you when I saw it!

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  2. I can picture Vix in that dress...

    I think I like his designs better on fabric than flat panels. So much colour.

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  3. Thank you for introducing me to this artist! And, wow! love that dress! I hope there's an exhibition book eventually.

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    1. There is! - https://shop.whitechapelgallery.org/collections/exhibition-catalogues/products/eduardo-paolozzi

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  4. Cute look :)
    M&MFASHIONBITES : http://mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr/search/label/MariaV.
    Maria Vidrasco

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