• 20th Century British And Irish auction at Christies

    Sale 7789

    20th Century British And Irish Art

    12 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 1

    Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, R.A. (1924-2005)

    Shattered Head

    Price Realised  


    Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, R.A. (1924-2005)
    Shattered Head
    signed and numbered '2/6 E. Paolozzi' (on the reverse), stamped 'SUSSE FONDEUR' (on the back of the shoulder)
    bronze with a gold and brown patina
    11¼ in. (28.5 cm.), excluding slate base
    Conceived in 1956.

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    Sir Edward and Lady Hulton.

    Rotterdam, Museum Boymans van Beuningen, Ausstellung Sammlung Hulton, April - May 1965, no. 40: this exhibition travelled to Munich, Stadt Galerie im Lenbachhaus; Frankfurt, Frankfurter Kunstverein Steinernes Haus; and Dortmund, Museum om Ostwall.


    D. Kirkpatrick, Eduardo Paolozzi, London, 1970, p. 35, pl. 26, another cast illustrated.
    W. Konnertz, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cologne, 1984, pp. 82-85, 87, 270, pl. 161, another cast illustrated.
    B. Robertson, Elisabeth Frink Sculpture, Salisbury, 1984, p. 52, another cast illustrated.
    R. Spencer, exhibition catalogue, Eduardo Paolozzi: Recurring Themes, Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, 1984, p. 22, no. A1.4, another cast illustrated.