General Dynamic F.U.N. Eduardo Paolozzi

3 Nov 2017 – 27 Jan 2018

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The Amelia

Royal Tunbridge Wells
England, United Kingdom


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  • Bus stops out side The Amelia at the War Memorial in the centre of town.
  • The Amelia is a 5 minute walk uphill from Tunbridge Wells train station.

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A Hayward Touring exhibition of screen-prints by Eduardo Paolozzi will
open on 27 October as part of a national tour.


Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) was one of the pioneers of the pop art movement in the UK. Born in Scotland, Paolozzi was a compulsive collector and a jumbler of icons. The artist, who described himself as 'a wizard in Toytown', transformed the mundane, the derelict and the mass-produced into images that zap with electric eclecticism and impress with their graphic complexity.

Paolozzi's canny alchemy is vividly apparent in General Dynamic F.U.N, a series of fifty screenprints and photolithographs created between 1965 and 1970. Here Paolozzi employs the technologies of mass-reproduction and gorges on its idols – the household names and familiar faces of consumer advertising, high fashion and Hollywood. The artist's friend and sometime collaborator, J.G. Ballard, described General Dynamic F.U.N as a 'unique guidebook to the electric garden of our minds'.

© the artist and DACS A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London.

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