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Edinburgh World Heritage/Paolozzi at large in Edinburgh

Paolozzi at large in Edinburgh

The Wealth of Nations (1992-93)

The title is from Adam Smith's book and the quotation…


The Manuscript of Monte Cassino (1991)

The Manuscript of Monte Cassino is composed of three colossal…


Vulcan (1998-99)

Vulcan, the Roman god of fire who forged weapons for…


Master of the Universe (1989)

'Master of the Universe' is based on a famous drawing of Isaac Newton by William Blake. Paolozzi used the same pose as in the Blake drawing, but has mechanised the figure. A similar but much larger sculpture can be seen in the courtyard of the British Library in London. However, while the figure in this sculpture is blind, the London version was given the same eyes as Michelangelo's 'David'. (National Galleries of Scotland. Purchased 1990. © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2018)

Millennium Window (1998)

This window, commissioned in memory of a much-loved member of…


Early People (1998)

A series of imposing bronzes in the form of abstract – almost robotic – figures that form an avenue in the National Museum of Scotland, leading into the Early People gallery which explores how people lived in prehistory. (© Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation. Image © National Museums Scotland)

Paolozzi's Studio

Installed in 1999, this is a recreation of Eduardo Paolozzi’s…


Work in Progress (1962)

This artwork, a combination of collage and montage techniques, was made by Paolozzi in collaboration with Ronald Brooks Kitaj (1932- 2007), an American artist who spent much of his life in England (National Galleries of Scotland. Bequeathed by Gabrielle Keiller 1995. © Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2018. © The Estate of R. B. Kitaj)

Maquettes (1980-81)

Examples of Paolozzi’s maquettes (Crickets Mating, Engine, Medium Romanesque Foot,…


Portrait of Josephine Baker (1997)

A rare female Paolozzi subject, this sculpture represents Josephine Baker, the American-born French expatriate singer/dancer and movie star (1906 –1975 ). Paolozzi saw Baker perform in 1948 and revisited his memories of her towards the end of his life. (© Jonathan Clark)

Tottenham Court mosaics (1983-86)

Originally forming arches over the escalators in London’s Tottenham Court…


Egeria and Parthenope (1996)

The sculptures were commissioned by the University of Edinburgh with…


The Paolozzi at large in Edinburgh – Interactive Map, in collaboration with poet Christine De Luca, is a part of the Eduardo Paolozzi Project created and developed by Carlo Pirozzi.

The multi-disciplinary project is an homage to Eduardo Paolozzi (1924–2005), one the greatest Scottish and European artists of the 20th century. Known as the Father of Pop Art, he was a prolific sculptor and printmaker as well as an inspirational teacher. He was born in Edinburgh into an immigrant Italian family who ran an ice cream and confectionary shop in Albert Street, Leith.

Explore the map by clicking on the locations (map design by Helga Pavelkova).

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