Eduardo Paolozzi

Four Towers

About this artwork

The 1960s brought a new approach to sculpture for Eduardo Paolozzi. Abandoning the rough and coarse appearance of the surfaces of his earlier bronzes, he started to use prefabricated parts made from aluminium. Here, Paolozzi draws on the modernist tradition of “ready-made” parts in sculpture as well as on the ideal of the artist as an engineer: He distances himself from the notion of the artist's personality being expressed by his work.

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  • title:
    Four Towers
  • accession number:
    GMA 978
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  • materials:
    Aluminium, enamel paint
  • date created:
    1962
  • measurements:
    203.20 x 77.50 x 78.40 cm
  • credit line:
    Presented by the artist 1966
  • copyright:
    © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2018.

Eduardo Paolozzi

Eduardo Paolozzi