Edwardo Piaolozzi is considered one of the most versatile British artists of the 20th century in this exhibition, as well as examples of Paolozzi’s work for Ambit, works on show include bronzes, prints, and artists’ scrapbooks, as well as a range of space age toys from the artist’s collection.
This autumn, Raven Row combines two exhibitions: ‘Eduardo Paolozzi: The Jet Age Compendium’, curated by David Brittain and Four Corners Books, and commissioned work by Dave Hullfish Bailey and Nils Norman.
Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) is perhaps best known for creating some of the earliest examples of British Pop Art, but less familiar is his work for the art and literature magazine, Ambit: work that shows a more politically engaged side to the artist than has previously been acknowledged. This exhibition presents Paolozzi’s Ambit works in the context of his other work from the late fifties to the early seventies.
Recruited to Ambit in 1967 by the magazine’s prose editor, J.G. Ballard, Paolozzi created a series of works using the magazine page as a space for collage, writing and visual essays. The artist’s works for Ambit tackle the war in Vietnam, the acceleration of technology, and the utopias of mass advertising.
The Jet Age Compendium: Paolozzi At Ambit.
The recently published facsimile edition of Paolozzi’s Ambit works for Four Corners Books is now available.
|Duration||04 September 2009 - 01 November 2009|
|Times||Wednesday to Sunday 11am–6pm|
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