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Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, RA (British 1924-2005)

Paolozzi by the late 1940s already embraced a wide range of mass-produced objects, scientific diagrams, science fiction illustrations and other products of modern society. His interest in popular culture was stimulated by his contact with Dubuffet in France. He was a leading figure in the Independent Group at ICA in the 1950s, and was represented in the This is Tomorrow exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London in 1956 .

His sculptures of the 50s likewise contain elements that would later metamorphose into Pop. His true emergence as a Pop artist occurred only in 1962, when he began to produce imposing abstracted figures cast in various metals and also collage based screen-prints, which are among his most important contributions to the history of Pop.