The first permanent public commission in the UK by the internationally acclaimed French artist, Daniel Buren, was officially inaugurated, this week utilising Tottenham Court Road Tube station as a backdrop to Buren’s signature geometric patterns and stripes. This replaces the controversial removal of the mosaic murals by the Modern British artist Eduardo Paolozzi.
20 March 2017
The current Paolozzi exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery is, for an old stager like me, a bit of a puzzle. There was a time when Paolozzi was a very big deal – one of the major innovators in British art, the destined successor to the first generation of major British Modernists, chief among them Henry Moore.
15 February 2017
The first London retrospective exhibition of the innovative artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) has opened at the Whitechapel. Paolozzi was one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century. Considered one of the the ‘godfathers of Pop Art’.
The Eduardo Paolozzi Mosaics commissioned for London Underground’s Tottenham Court Rd tube station, which were controversially removed to make way for the newly designed Crossrail friendly station, are to find a new home. The sculptor’s best known work is to be reassembled in Scotland, at the University of Edinburgh, who already hold around 150 other works by the […]
New UK Public Artworks Under Threat After The Demise Of The Paolozzi Arches
After the recent seeming destruction of the iconic Eduardo Paolozzi mosaic arches at Tottenham Court Road station, by Transport for London – an act that Artlyst believed to be one of the greatest acts of cultural vandalism in recent memory – It would now appear that the iconic work was in fact removed to a […]
With the recent destruction of the iconic Eduardo Paolozzi mosaic arches at Tottenham Court Road tube station, that Artlyst considers