The Scottish sculptor and graphic artist Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005) was a co-founder of British Pop Art. In the 1950s he was already causing sensations with innovative collages in which he integrated pictorial motifs from popular culture and advertising – and he wrote art history from then on.
His internationally successful and sometimes perplexing works frequently teeter on the edge between man and machine, testifying to his interests in science and technology. Using unusual artistic methods like silkscreen printing or sampling, he challenged more than just the aesthetic conventions of his time. His graphics and sculptures also show Paolozzi’s intensive search for an iconography of a consumer and industrial society.