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Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005)
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Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005)

Utopia I

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005)
Utopia I
signed and dated 'EDUARDO/PAOLOZZI/1986' (lower left) and signed again, inscribed and dated again 'UTOPIA 1 1986/EDUARDO PAOLOZZI' (on a label attached to the reverse) and inscribed 'Relief can be hung in any position' (on the reverse)
stained wood and resin
37 in. (94 cm.) diameter
Given by the artist to the present owner.
Exhibition catalogue, Eduardo Paolozzi Private Vision Public Art, London, The Architectural Association, 1984.
Exhibition catalogue, Eduardo Paolozzi Recurring Themes, Edinburgh, 1984, pp. 16, 70-1.
W. Konnertz, Eduardo Paolozzi, Cologne, 1984, p. 267, pl. 471.
R. Spencer (Ed.), Eduardo Paolozzi, Writings and Interviews, Oxford, 2000, pp. 231 and 300.
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Lot Essay

The first tondo - circular - forms in relief were made in 1983 and exhibited in London and Edinburgh in 1984. A photograph showing two of them in the process of construction, including 'Clock', in the Royal College of Art in October 1983, is reproduced in Konnertz (1984). A third circular frame was also constructed at the time and can clearly be seen in the background of the same photograph. The title of the relief - and its imagery - like that of other reliefs and prints from this period relates to the subject of Broadacre City, Frank Lloyd Wright's utopian plan.

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