SUBLIME IN THE EVERYDAY
Eduardo Paolozzi (1924 – 2005) was born in Edinburgh to Italian parents and is regarded as the founding father of Pop Art. From working in his parents’ sweet shop in Leith to teaching throughout the world – via a stint at Saughton prison during the war – Eduardo’s life was as varied and colourful as his work. His art took on a life of its own as he re-envisioned the everyday in his work or, in his own words, he revealed the ‘sublime in the everyday’.
To find out more about his life, and more specifically his public sculptures in London, take a look at this short video.