About The Paolozzi Foundation
The Paolozzi Foundation is an educational charity promoting public appreciation of art and particularly the works of Sir Eduardo Paolozzi .
Eduardo is acknowledged as a founding figure of ‘Pop Art’, . However, Eduardo resisted the label of ‘pop artist’. His interdisciplinary work included creating sculptures in both bronze and aluminium, film making and working with prints. In 1959 he established a studio in Dovehouse Street, Chelsea. This served as his creative base whilst teaching in Hamburg ,Berkeley, Cologne, Munich and at the Royal College of Art in London.
There are now many Paolozzi works held in public and private collections around the world. In London, he was commissioned to design mosaic murals for Tottenham Court Road underground station and he created the sculpted figure of (Isaac) ‘Newton after Blake’ for the new British Library in Euston Road.
Before he fell ill in 1999, Eduardo had created a maquette for a sculpted head of the playwright Oscar Wilde. The Paolozzi Foundation has now commissioned the Pangolin Foundry to cast this sculpture in bronze. The intention is to site the sculpture in Chelsea, close to where Eduardo lived and worked. Both the Oscar Wilde Society and the Chelsea Society are enthusiastic supporters of this project. The Foundation is in advanced discussion with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea about the commission and the site. The intention is to unveil this sculpture in 2024, which is the centenary of Eduardo’s birth.
The Paolozzi Foundation Registered charity number 1162290