An image of Markoni capital

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

(Scotland 07 Mar 1924 – 22 Apr 2005)

Markoni capital

Location
Not on display
Further information

Paolozzi was a pioneer of the Independent group which prefigured Pop Art in Britain. As early as 1947 he was collaging advertising images with war propaganda, to reveal the common strategies of the hidden persuaders. Later he made sculptures that suggested robots or man as machine. 'Markoni Capital' is a mechanomorph which also makes use of architectural capitals which appear here in place of the head. In more recent work he has increasingly made use of architecture as a metaphor for the body.

Year
1962
Media
Sculpture
Medium
gunmetal, brass
Dimensions
226.7 x 98.5 x 67.3 cm
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Gabrielle Keiller 1985
Accession number
44.1985
Copyright
© Sir Eduardo Paolozzi/DACS. Licensed by Copyright Agency