Friday, 17 February 2017

The man machine at Woking.

I couldn't resist posting these last photo's from The Lightbox, Woking - from the line of statues at the entrance, mainly on loan from the Ingram Collection.

The gallery is largely dependent on loans from Chris Ingram's huge collection of 20th and 21st century art.

I liked this self portrait of the sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi;

It's from his 'Man Machine' series and that's clearer from this detail;

Paolozzi is most famous for his influence on 'Pop Art' and if you want to see a particularly good example of it, take a trip to Tottenham Court Tube Station where he was commissioned to cover the walls in the most amazing mosaic tiles.

It shimmers.

Paolozzi was Scottish although his art took him around the world. From 1960 to 1962 he taught art in Hambourg and one of his most gifted pupils was Stu Sutcliffe, early member of The Beatles and friend of John Lennon.

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