Exhibition of the week: Eduardo Paolozzi: Collaging Culture, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
The Independent’s former comment editor, Adrian Hamilton writes a weekly column largely on international affairs with particular focus on the Middle East, Iran and foreign policy issues. Before joining the paper he was deputy editor of the Observer newspaper.
Friday 30 August 2013
If Eduardo Paolozzi is remembered as a founding figure of Pop Art, it is not how he wanted to go down in art history. Nor should it be. If anything, he was, as this exhibition shows, what he said of himself: a Surrealist, playing games, mixing images and delving into the subconscious.
He liked to mix his media and his imagery – but this revealing show concentrates on his collages as the thread which runs through his work.
Among the many highlights are the magnificent design for his mosaic mural at Tottenham Court Road Tube station, and a witty, bizarre, and often startling 1962 film consisting of a series of still images taken from newspapers and animated in single frames.
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