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Title

Markoni capital

1962


Artist

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

Scotland

07 Mar 1924 - 22 Apr 2005


About

Paolozzi was a pioneer of the Independent group which prefigured Pop Art in Britain. As early as 1947 he was collaging advertising images with war propaganda, to reveal the common strategies of the hidden persuaders. Later he made sculptures that suggested robots or man as machine. 'Markoni Capital' is a mechanomorph which also makes use of architectural capitals which appear here in place of the head. In more recent work he has increasingly made use of architecture as a metaphor for the body.


Details


Date

1962


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

gunmetal, brass


Dimensions

226.7 x 98.5 x 67.3 cm


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Gabrielle Keiller 1985


Location

Not on display


Accession number

44.1985


Artist information

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

Works in the collection

115


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Michael Desmond, Pop to popism, 'When Britain went pop: British pop art', pg.35-57, Sydney, 2014, 36, 50 (colour illus.).

Five years on: a selection of acquisitions 1981-1986, Sydney, 1986. cat.no. 128

Eduardo Paolozzi: recurring themes, London, 1984, (illus.).

E. Paolozzi, London, 1970.

Paintings by Davie, sculptures and graphic works by Paolozzi, charcoal drawings by Vaughan, London, 1963, (illus.). cat.no.10