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Portrait of Richard Rogers
© Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2015

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Portrait of Richard Rogers 1988

On Display Modern Two

  • Scottish Art
Richard Rogers, the world-famous architect of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, is, like Paolozzi, of Italian descent. His portrait was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery in London. By combining different facial expressions of the sitter in one single bust, Paolozzi applies principles of collage to the medium of sculpture. The final collaged head has a suitably architectural quality.

Glossary Open


Sculpted portrait consisting of the head and the top of the shoulders.


An image constructed from found materials, such as photographs, paper or fabric, glued to a surface, sometimes with additional painted or drawn elements. It is an art form particularly associated with Dada and Surrealism.


When an individual or organisation employs an artist to execute a particular project, the process and the resulting work are termed a ‘commission’.

Medium/ media

The material from which an artwork is made, e.g. oil paint, bronze, paper. 'Medium' is also used for the liquid element of paint in which a colouring agent is carried. 'Mixed media' is used when an artist combines several different materials in an artwork.

Bust, Collage, Commission, Medium/ media


  • Acc. No. GMA.A.40.1/1622
  • Medium Bronze
  • Size 52.50 x 44.00 x 33.00 cm
  • Credit Presented by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.