Last week after a Portuguese lunch I visited the rather splendid Whitechapel Gallery to see a pretty extensive retrospective of (Sir) Eduardo Paolozzi the Scottish/Italian artist who is credited by some as inventing 'Pop Art' before both Richard Hamilton and Andy Warhol (sad to see that he doesn't get mentioned here).
|Fascinated by a 1950s version of robots|
|And of space type things too|
There was work that was about printing and some that poked fun at Art and work that was just fun.
|Yes this is before YBAs and it's 100% F*rt|
|And there are prints too|
|Jeepers Creepers from 1972|
All around London (here's one at Kew Gardens) you can see works by Paolozzi and we even saw one when we were in Hull at the weekend.
|Large Frog by Paolozzi in Hull's|
Paolozzi (in public) is at his best perhaps with the mosaics at Tottenham Court Road Underground station.
The other place (the first I suppose) that I saw Paolozzi's work and design in the inner booklet of the LP Red Rose Speedway (by Paul McCartney and Wings) - it reflects the ongoing engagement by McCartney with the Art World .
|We're talking about £77.26|
Coldershaws are a bit thin on the ground in terms of where the name came from or what it means - here's a family record though.
|Here's a door I'd like to see hung the other way|